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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1871-5206
ISSN (Online): 1875-5992

A Review on Mechanisms of Anti Tumor Activity of Chalcones

Author(s): Rahul Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, Rishi Kodwani, Sukriti Kapoor, Anukriti Khare, Ritu Bansal, Sonali Khurana, Sandhya Singh, Jennifer Thomas, Bornika Roy, Rajendra Phartyal, Shukla Saluja and Sanjay Kumar

Volume 16 , Issue 2 , 2016

Page: [200 - 211] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1871520615666150518093144

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Chalcones comprise a characteristic framework of 1, 3-diaryl-2-propen-1-one. They have been heralded as promising anti cancer drugs and have received much attention in the field of cancer research and drug development. The cytotoxicity of these potent pharmacophores is attributable to a wide spectrum of biological activities like anti inflammatory, anti proliferative, anti fungal, etc. These anti tumor activities are effectuated through apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, anti tubulin and so forth. This review summarizes the recent developments on anti tumor activity of synthetic and natural chalcones and their detailed underlying mechanisms as reported in the past.

Keywords: Anti angiogenesis, anti-cancer, anti-tubulin, apoptosis, chalcone, cytoxicity, signal transduction.

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