Heparin/heparan sulphate-based drugs

Gandhi, Neha S. & Mancera, Ricardo L. (2010) Heparin/heparan sulphate-based drugs. Drug Discovery Today, 15(23-24), pp. 1058-1069.

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Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are an untapped source of novel chemical entities and, therefore, offer exciting new opportunities for the development of novel drug molecules because of their unique physical and biological properties. Advances in the functional understanding of GAG–protein interactions are enabling the development of GAG mimetics for use as anti-angiogenic, anti-metastatic, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and anti-thrombotic agents. Many anti-thrombotic molecules, such as Fondaparinux and Idraparinux, have been successful in clinical trials, and a new generation of heparin mimetic oligosaccharides and small molecules are currently in different stages of clinical development. In particular, the recent increased activity in the development of new mimetics by altering the composition of sulphated GAGs is very encouraging. This article reviews structurally defined heparin-mimetic oligosaccharides and small molecules currently in development or clinical trials...

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ID Code: 93831
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2010.10.009
ISSN: 1359-6446
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2016 23:25
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 23:25

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