Current development of 5-nitrofuran-2-yl derivatives as antitubercular agents.
Bioorg Chem. 2019 May 02;88:102969
Authors: Elsaman T, Mohamed MS, Mohamed MA
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and still remains one of the foremost fatal infectious diseases, infecting nearly a third of the worldwide population. The emergencies of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR and XDR-TB) prompt the efforts to deliver potent and novel anti-TB drugs. Research aimed at the development of new anti-TB drugs based on nitrofuran scaffold led to the identification of several candidates that were effective against actively growing as well as latent mycobacteria with unique modes of action. This review focuses on the recent advances in nitrofurans that could provide intriguing potential leads in the area of anti-TB drug discovery.
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