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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Review Article

Indole: A Privileged Heterocyclic Moiety in the Management of Cancer

Author(s): Reyaz Hassan Mir*, Roohi Mohi-ud-din, Taha Umair Wani, Mohammad Ovais Dar, Abdul Jaleel Shah, Bashir Lone, Chawla Pooja and Mubashir Hussain Masoodi*

Volume 25, Issue 6, 2021

Published on: 08 February, 2021

Page: [724 - 736] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1385272825666210208142108

Price: $65


Heterocyclic are a class of compounds that are intricately entwined into life processes. Almost more than 90% of marketed drugs carry heterocycles. Synthetic chemistry, in turn, allocates a cornucopia of heterocycles. Among the heterocycles, indole, a bicyclic structure consisting of a six-membered benzene ring fused to a five-membered pyrrole ring with numerous pharmacophores that generate a library of various lead molecules. Due to its profound pharmacological profile, indole got wider attention around the globe to explore it fully in the interest of mankind. The current review covers recent advancements on indole in the design of various anti-cancer agents acting by targeting various enzymes or receptors, including (HDACs), sirtuins, PIM kinases, DNA topoisomerases, and σ receptors.

Keywords: Heterocycles, anti-cancer, cytotoxic activity, drug design, PIM kinases, DNA topoisomerases.

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