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Natural Products as Leads for Tuberculosis Drug Development

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 7 ]


Christine E. Salomon and Lori E. Schmidt   Pages 735 - 765 ( 31 )


New therapeutics are urgently needed to combat the immense disease burden of tuberculosis and related mycobacterial diseases worldwide. Natural products continue to provide leads for the development of novel drugs to treat the rapidly growing numbers of patients with multi- and extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis. This review presents natural products and synthesized analogues with anti-mycobacterial activity published between 2006 through 2009. Structure activity relationships, synthetic analogues and newly reported activities of known compounds reported during this period are also included.


Natural products, tuberculosis, drug development, mycobacterium tuberculosis, drug resistant tuberculosis, structure activity relationship


Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, MMC 204, 516 Delaware St. SE, 7-142 PWB, Minneapolis MN, 55455, USA.

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