Aurone: A biologically attractive scaffold as anticancer agent.


College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha, 62529, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: [Email]


Aurones are very simple, promising anticancer lead molecules containing three rings (A, B and C). A very slight structural variation in the aurones elicits diverse affinity and specificity towards different molecular targets. The present review discusses the design, discovery and development of natural and synthetic aurones as small molecule anticancer agents. Detailed structure-activity relationship and intermolecular interactions at different targets are also discussed. Due to their rare occurrence in nature and minimal mention in literature, the anticancer potential of aurones is rather recent but in constant progress.


Anticancer,Aurone,Flavonoid,Multidrug resistance,

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