Multiple Functions of Generic Drugs: Future Perspectives of Aureolic Acid Group of Anti-Cancer Antibiotics and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Author(s): Hirak Chakraborty, Pukhrambam Grihanjali Devi, Munna Sarkar, Dipak Dasgupta

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 8 , Issue 4 , 2008

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Abstract:

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aureolic acid group of anti-cancer drugs belong to the class of generic drugs. Research with some members of these two groups of drugs in different laboratories has unveiled functions other than those for which they were primarily developed as drugs. Here we have reviewed the molecular mechanism behind the multiple functions of these drugs that might lead to employ them for treatment of diseases in addition to those they are presently employed.

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VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2008
Page: [331 - 349]
Pages: 19
DOI: 10.2174/138955708783955944
Price: $65

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