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Anticancer steroids: linking natural and semi-synthetic compounds

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Abstract

Covering: up to 2012

Steroids, a widespread class of natural organic compounds occurring in animals, plants and fungi, have shown great therapeutic value for a broad array of pathologies. The present overview is focused on the anticancer activity of steroids, which is very representative of a rich structural molecular diversity and ability to interact with various biological targets and pathways. This review encompasses the most relevant discoveries on steroid anticancer drugs and leads through the last decade and comprises 668 references.

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The article was received on 31 Jul 2012 and first published on 14 Nov 2012


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NP20082A
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013,30, 324-374

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    Anticancer steroids: linking natural and semi-synthetic compounds

    J. A. R. Salvador, J. F. S. Carvalho, M. A. C. Neves, S. M. Silvestre, A. J. Leitão, M. M. C. Silva and M. L. Sá e Melo, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013, 30, 324
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NP20082A

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