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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Antitubercular Drug Development: Current Status and Research Strategies

Author(s): Kuldipsinh P. Barot, Stoyanka Nikolova, Illiyan Ivanov and Manjunath D. Ghate

Volume 13, Issue 11, 2013

Page: [1664 - 1684] Pages: 21

DOI: 10.2174/13895575113139990076

Price: $65


Recent developments and novel research strategies are adopted widely to discover and develop the new drugs to treat tuberculosis. New antitubercular drugs are urgently needed because tuberculosis remains a global health problem as around nine million new cases are estimated each year with almost two million fatalities. It states the impact and outcomes that have made a significant effect in antitubercular drug development. We are presenting current status of tuberculosis, antitubercular drug development, novel molecular targets, novel agents in clinical and pre-clinical development and some efforts that are being made in the development of novel molecules based on different pharmacophores as lead compounds and recent strategies.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, molecular targets, novel agents in evaluation phase, novel antitubercular agents, novel heterocyclic molecules.

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