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Review Article

Diverse Thiophenes as Scaffolds in Anti-cancer Drug Development: A Concise Review

Author(s): Neha V. Bhilare*, Pratibha B. Auti, Vinayak S. Marulkar and Vilas J. Pise

Volume 21, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 01 December, 2020

Page: [217 - 232] Pages: 16

DOI: 10.2174/1389557520666201202113333

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Thiophenes are one of the abundantly found heterocyclic ring systems in many biologically active compounds. Moreover, various substituted thiophenes exert numerous pharmacological actions on account of their isosteric resemblance with compounds of natural origin, thus rendering them with diverse actions like antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiallergic, hypotensives, etc. In this review, we specifically explore the chemotherapeutic potential of a variety of structures consisting of thiophene scaffolds as prospective anticancer agents.

Keywords: Thiophenes, anticancer, structure activity relationship, mechanism of action, anti-tumor, cytotoxic.

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