Discovery and Development of Azasteroids as Anticancer Agents
AzasteroidsAnticancer, Steroids, N-glycosides, Nitrogen mustards, 4-Azasteroids
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide following cardiovascular diseases. Cancer can be treated by a variety of techniques including surgery, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. Choice of the method can be made based on type, physiologic location and the stage of disease progression. Among chemical methods, steroids find broad applications. Azasteroids have N- substitutions in steroidal rings. This structural modification renders azasteroids advantageous in increased effectiveness and reduced side effects. Numerous accounts of cancer efficacy of this family of compounds are available in literature. The progress made in the discovery, synthetic efforts and development of azasteroids as anticancer agents is broadly outlined in this review.
Birudukota, N., Mudgal, M. M., & Shanbhag, V. M. (2019). Discovery and Development of Azasteroids as Anticancer Agents. Steroids, 152, 108505 - . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.steroids.2019.108505. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_chemphys_facarticles/266