Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Michelle Prudhomme  
Universite Blaise Pascal - C.N.R.S
Aubiere Cedex


Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors from the Natural Origin: A Recent Perspective

Author(s): Harun M. Patel, Rajesh Rane, Neeta Thapliyal, Mahesh Palkar, Mahamadhanif Shaikh, Rajshekhar Karpoormath.

Graphical Abstract:


Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is seen in a number of human tumors like prostate, colon, breast and ovarian. Their expression is correlated with vascularity and often difficult to diagnose. Though a number of active inhibitors and anticancer drugs against EGFR-tyrosine kinase are known, increase in resistance together with many side effects designate the need for new and improved treatments. Natural products and their analoges have significant contribution in the cancer drug discovery and development process. Therefore in the current review we mainly discuss design, synthesis and structural activity relationship of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors from the natural origin.

Keywords: Epidermal growth factor receptor, Natural origin, SAR.

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Article Details

Year: 2015
Page: [988 - 1011]
Pages: 24
DOI: 10.2174/1871520615666150312100259
Price: $58