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Minor groove binders 1998-2004

Suckling, C.J. (2004) Minor groove binders 1998-2004. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, 14 (12). pp. 1693-1724. ISSN 1354-3776

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Several classes of compounds, including heterocyclic polyamides, aryl benzimidazoles, pyrrolobenzodiazepines, amidino arylfurans and benzofurans, have been found to bind to the minor groove of DNA with sequence selectivity and potential therapeutic consequences. Many such compounds are synthetic analogues of natural products such as distamycin, netropsin, CC-1065, duocarmycin and anthramycin. Biological activity has been demonstrated in antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticancer applications, and several compounds are in clinical trials. This review covers patents since 1998 and reviews the structures, mechanisms and biological activity of minor groove binders in the context of the current scientific understanding described in the journal literature.

Item type: Article
ID code: 934
Keywords: antibacterial agent, antifungal agent, antiviral agent, aryl benzimidazole, cancer chemotherapy, DNA binding compound, heterocyclic polyamide, minor groove, natural product analogue, pyrrolobenzodiazepine, Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Pharmacology
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
Depositing user: Allison Crawford
Date Deposited: 02 May 2006
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 11:33

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