Pyridazinone: an attractive lead for anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug discovery.

Future medicinal chemistry

PubMedID: 27957866

Singh J, Sharma D, Bansal R. Pyridazinone: an attractive lead for anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug discovery. Future Med Chem. 2016;9(1):95-127.
In spite of the availability of a large number of anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents, fighting pain and inflammation remains a common problem. The current review article discusses the need of novel therapeutic targets for risk-free anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapy and summarizes some new agents in various stages of drug discovery pipeline. Pyridazin-3(2H)-ones are nitrogen-rich heterocyclic compounds of considerable medicinal interest due to their diverse biological activities. The current review article focuses on progressive development of this attractive scaffold for the design and synthesis of new pyridazinone-based anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents. Mechanistic insights into the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of pyridazinone derivatives and various synthetic techniques used for their synthesis are also described.