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Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1574-891X
ISSN (Online): 2212-4071

Anti-Infective Quinone Derivatives of Recent Patents

Author(s): Junko Koyama

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2006

Page: [113 - 125] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/157489106775244073

Abstract

Quinones are important naturally occurring pigments widely distributed in nature and are well known to demonstrate various physiological activities as antimicrobial and anticancer compounds. This review will focus on the preparation, therapeutic application, and administration of several benzoquinones, naphthoquinones, and anthraquinones having anti-infective, e.g. antiviral and antibacterial activities, in recent patents.

Keywords: Benzoquinone, naphthoquinone, anthraquinone, anti-infective, antiviral activity, antibacterial activity, antimalarial activity, patent


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