Hydroxamic Acids as Pharmacological Agents: An Update

Author(s): E. M.F. Muri, M. J. Nieto, J. S. Williamson

Journal Name: Medicinal Chemistry Reviews - Online (Discontinued)

Volume 1 , Issue 4 , 2004


The hydroxamic acid moiety plays an important role as a pharmacophore in a variety of biologically active agents. Such agents include enzyme inhibitors, anticancer agents, antimicrobial compounds, and agents used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, to name but a few. The following is an updated review of the basic medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of hydroxamic acids derivatives.

Keywords: Hydroxamic, antimicrobial, cardiovascular

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Year: 2004
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [385 - 394]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1567203043401572
Price: $65

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