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Vol. 11, Issue 4 (2023)

Pyridine heterocycles: Compiling the anticancer capabilities

Author(s): Dr. Ravinder Kumar Saini

Pyridine, a heterocyclic molecule featuring a nitrogen atom, exhibits a natural presence and vital roles within living systems. This nitrogen-rich compound serves as a prosthetic group, actively engaging in redox processes within biological systems. This involvement is pivotal, as it drives the functions of numerous enzymes. Beyond its natural functions, pyridine assumes a critical role in pharmacology and drug development.
As a pharmacophore and a foundational scaffold, pyridine holds a distinguished position in drug development due to its versatile applications. Particularly in the realm of anticancer research, pyridine's efficacy is noteworthy. Its potent interaction with significant receptors renders it a valuable asset in the fight against cancer. Notably, pyridine forms the fundamental structure of various existing medications.
In the battle against cancer, pyridine derivatives have proven their mettle by inhibiting key targets such as kinases, androgen receptors, tubulin polymerization, topoisomerase enzymes, and human carbonic anhydrase. These inhibitory actions showcase the diverse capabilities of pyridine derivatives against multiple cancer-associated pathways. This versatility has spurred researchers to channel their efforts into crafting novel pyridine-based compounds.
The synthesis of pyridine derivatives, coupled with their subsequent biological exploration, has yielded insights into their binding sites and receptor interactions. By delving into the intricate details of these interactions, researchers aim to refine and amplify the therapeutic potential of pyridine derivatives. This concerted effort has resulted in the design of novel entities, wherein pyridine is intricately linked with other moieties to enhance its effectiveness in cancer therapy.
In essence, this section delves into the synthesis of pyridine derivatives, their expansive biological applications, and the specific receptors they target. Through this exploration, the scientific community endeavors to unravel the full potential of pyridine derivatives in the pursuit of more effective cancer therapies.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ravinder Kumar Saini. Pyridine heterocycles: Compiling the anticancer capabilities. Int J Chem Stud 2023;11(4):44-50.

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