Metal Complexes as Potential Antimicrobial Agent: A Review
American Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 1-21
Received: Jul. 11, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 8, 2017; Published: Jan. 8, 2018
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Md. Saddam Hossain, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
C. M. Zakaria, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Kudrat-E-Zahan, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Metal ions play many critical functions in humans. Deficiency of some metal ions can lead to disease like pernicious anemia resulting from iron deficiency, growth retardation arising from insufficient dietary zinc, and heart disease in infants owing to copper deficiency. Antibiotic resistance has been growing at an alarming rate and consequently the activity of antibiotics against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria has dropped dramatically day by day. In this sense there is a strong need to synthesis new substances that not only have good spectrum of activity, but having new mechanisms of action. Inorganic compounds particularly metal complexes have played an important role in the development of new metal based drugs. A significantly rising interest in the design of metal complexes as drugs and diagnostic agents is currently observed in the area of scientific inquiry, specifically termed medicinal inorganic chemistry. In this review our main focused on research undertaken over the past few decades which has sought to possess preclinical pharmacological screenings like anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, DNA- interaction and anti-tumor action of synthetic metal complexes.
Metal Based Drugs, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Cancer, DNA-Interaction and Anti-tumor Activity
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Md. Saddam Hossain, C. M. Zakaria, Md. Kudrat-E-Zahan, Metal Complexes as Potential Antimicrobial Agent: A Review, American Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhc.20180401.11
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