Vaishali M. Patil*, Abhishek Kumar, Vaishali Anand, Priya Bansal and Neeraj Masand
Aims: To study various types of gynecological cancers and the available therapeutics to investigate safe and effective drugs.
Background: Cancer is the most common cause of mortality throughout the world. When the statistics is considered for gynecological cancers, ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers are among the most prevalent types. They have worst prognosis and the highest mortality rate and by the year 2040 significant increase in mortality rate is predicted.
Objective: The major limitation with development of anti-cancer therapeutics for the gynecological cancers are safety of the therapeutics for the developing fetus as well as the mother. Various medicinal classes of natural to synthetic therapeutics have been reported including kinase inhibitors as the most promising category of anti-cancer drugs.
Method: A dataset of kinase inhibitory clinically approved anticancer agents was derived through literature review. A QSAR based approach i.e. VEGAQSAR has been applied to evaluate the reproductive and developmental toxicity for the selected class of kinase inhibitors.
Result: In the present work, the promising category of anticancer kinase inhibitors has been investigated for its toxicity potential with the help of in silico approach. The anti-cancer kinase inhibitors were categorized based on the found non-toxic or toxic properties towards reproductive and developmental toxicity.
Conclusion: Early prediction of the available or proposed anti-cancer therapeutics for their contribution towards developmental and reproductive toxicity is an important criterion for their use in pregnancy associated cancers. The investigation of toxicity profile of available anti-cancer kinase therapeutics will be helpful to design and develop novel and safe anti-cancer drugs in the near future.
Other: The study outcomes will benefit the current anticancer drug development efforts.
Anticancer therapeutics, Kinase inhibitors, Gynecological cancer, In silico toxicity, QSAR, anti-cancer drugs
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Department of Pharmacology, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Department of Pharmacology, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Department of Pharmacology, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Department of Pharmacy, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh