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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


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

Benzimidazoles: An Ideal Privileged Drug Scaffold for the Design of Multitargeted Anti-inflammatory Ligands

Author(s): Gaganpreet Kaur, Maninder Kaur and Om Silakari

Volume 14 , Issue 9 , 2014

Page: [747 - 767] Pages: 21

DOI: 10.2174/1389557514666140820120518

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The recent research area endeavors to discover ultimate multi-target ligands, an increasingly feasible and attractive alternative to existing mono-targeted drugs for treatment of complex, multi-factorial inflammation process which underlays plethora of debilitated health conditions. In order to improvise this option, exploration of relevant chemical core scaffold will be an utmost need. Privileged benzimidazole scaffold being historically versatile structural motif could offer a viable starting point in the search for novel multi-target ligands against multi-factorial inflammation process since, when appropriately substituted, it can selectively modulate diverse receptors, pathways and enzymes associated with the pathogenesis of inflammation. Despite this remarkable capability, the multi-target capacity of the benzimidazole scaffold remains largely unexploited. With this in focus, the present review article attempts to provide synopsis of published research to exemplify the valuable use of benzimidazole nucleus and focus on their suitability as starting scaffold to develop multi-targeted anti-inflammatory ligands.

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory drug targets, inflammation, multi-factorial, multi-target ligand, privileged scaffold.

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