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Mohammad Asif
Department of Pharmacy, GRD(PG) Institute of Management and Technology,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Different heterocyclic analogues were evaluated for their diverse biological activities. The triazole moiety seems to be very small but in the biological profile has attracted the attention of many researchers to explore this skeleton to its multiple potential against several activities. Triazole analogues have a wide range of biological applications including antimicrobial, antimalarial, antitubercular, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiepileptic, antiviral, antihypertensive, antianxiety, antidepressant, antihistaminic activities etc. This review provides a brief response of the medicinal chemistry of triazole analogues particulary as analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.


PharmaTutor (ISSN: 2347 - 7881)

Volume 2, Issue 12

Received On: 25/09/2014; Accepted On: 10/10/2014; Published On: 01/12/2014

How to cite this article: M Asif; Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Different Triazole Analogues; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(12); 62-71

In the previous years the synthesis of high nitrogen containing heterocyclic systems has been attracted to many pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The triazole nucleus is one of the most important heterocycles which is a feature of natural products and medicinal agents. Triazole has a five-membered ring of two carbon atoms and three nitrogen atoms.Triazole nucleus is enjoying their importance as being the center of activity. The nitrogen containing heterocyclics are found in abundance in most of the medicinal compounds. The triazoles are said to be the isosters of imidazoles in which the carbon atom of imidazole is isosterically replaced by nitrogen [1-5]. Triazole refers to either one of a pair of isomeric chemical compounds with molecular formula C2H3N3, having a fivemembered ring of two carbon atoms and three nitrogen atoms. The two isomers are:

Out of these two, 1,2,4-triazole possess significant and wide variety of activity in comparison to 1,2,3-triazole [6]. 1,2,3-triazole is considered to be the most stable organic compound in comparison to all other organic compounds possessing three adjacent nitrogen atoms. Aziridine was formed by flash vacuum pyrolysis from 1,2,3-triazole at 500°C which leads to loss of molecular nitrogen. 1,2,3-triazole is considered to be the most useful component, widely used in research purpose as a building block for complex chemical compounds such as pharmaceutical drugs like tazobactam [7]. Triazole is a basic aromatic heterocycle and its derivatives posses a wide variety of pharmacological activities.In recent years, the chemistry of triazoles and their fused heterocyclic derivatives has received considerable attention owing to their synthetic and effective biological importance.  Triazole derivatives exhibit wide range of biological activities including antibacterial [8-10] antifungal [11,12], analgesic/anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory [13-15], antitubercular [16-18], anti-convulsant [19,20], anticancer [21-24], antioxidant [25-27], antimalarial [28-30], antiviral [31],  anthelmintic [32] and other activities. The attachment of other heterocyclic ring or substitution with different groups to triazole ring is responsible for producing more effective compounds and further modifications can be made on it to enhance its pharmacological effect. Substitution at 3rd position may also increase the pharmacological activity of a compound for e.g 3-Amino-1,2,4 triazole is a competitive inhibitor of the production of HIS3 gene, imidazoleglycerolphosphate dehydratase. It is an enzyme catalyzing the sixth step of the histidine production and is also a non selective systemic triazole herbicide used on non food crop land to control annual grasses and broad leaf and aquatic weeds [33-35].

Triazoles are the class of heterocyclic compounds which are under study since many a years. They have a five-membered ring of two carbon atoms and three nitrogen atoms azole ring are readily able to bind with a variety of enzymes and receptors in biological system via diverse non-covalent interactions, and thus display versatile biological activities.  Nitrogen containing heterocyclic systems has been attracting increasing interest because of their utility in various applications, especially chemotherapy. That’s why the search for new biological active agent is one of the most challenging tasks to the medicinal chemist. In recent years, the chemistry of triazole derivatives has received considerable attention owing to their synthetic and effective biological importance. Triazoles have drawn great attention to chemists due to its wide variety of activity, low toxicity and good pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. The triazole antifungal drugs include fluconazole, isavuconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, pramiconazole, and posaconazole. The triazole plant protection fungicides include epoxiconazole, triadimenol, propiconazole, metconazole, cyproconazole, tebuconazole, flusilazole and paclobutrazol. Triazole is a surprisingly stable structure compared to other organic compounds with three adjacent nitrogen atoms. Triazole finds use in research as a building block for more complex chemical compounds, such as pharmaceutical drugs like tazobactam.Some of the marketed preparation which contains triazole ring is fluconazole and itraconazole. Some triazole based drugs available in clinical uses areItraconazole, Voriconazole, Fluconazole, Posaconazole (antifungal), Rilmazafone (anxiolytic), Nefazodone, Trazodone (antidepressant), Trapidil (antihypertensive and vasodilator), Estazolam (sedative-hypnotic), Rufinamide (antiepileptic), Ribavirin (antiviral), Anastrozole (antineoplastic) and Alprazolam (tranquillizer) [1-5].

CHEMISTRY OF TRIAZOLE: Triazole, also known as pyrrodiazole is one of the classes of organic heterocyclic compounds containing a five membered diunsaturated ring structure composed of three nitrogen atoms and two carbon atoms at non-adjacent positions. The simplest form of the triazole family is triazole itself. Triazole is a white to pale yellow crystalline solid with a weak, characteristic odour; it is soluble in water and alcohol, melts at 120°C and boils at 260°C. It occurs as a pair of isomeric chemical compounds 1,2,3- triazole, 1, and 1,2,4-triazole, with molecular formula C2H3N3, and a molecular weight of 69.06 . The two isomers are: 1,2,3- triazole 1,2,4- triazole [1-5]

BIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCES OF TRIAZOLE ANALOGUES: The triazole are versatile and has been featured in a number of clinically used drugs. The most relevant and recent studies have revealed that triazole derivatives have a broad spectrum pharmacological activity which can be classified into the following categories: In the last few years, heterocyclic compounds have attracted strong interest and a lot of work has been done on triazole ring. Many different derivatives have been prepared from it which possesses useful pharmacological activities. In the present review, we have compiled the different pharmacological activities of triazole ring and its derivatives. It has been observed that triazole derivatives possess a wide range of pharmacological activities such as anticancer, anticonvulsant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitubercular, antimalarial, antinociceptive etc. In triazole ring, substitution at 1,4 and 1,3 positions of a more electronegative group will possess more active analogues. This review contains various pharmacological activities of triazole in one place and it is also the milestone for the new research towards this moiety.

ANALGESIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIESOF TRIAZOLE ANALOGUES: Various triazole analogues were reported as analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities are discussed below:
A series of 3-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)methyl)-1,2,4-triazolo(thiadiazoles and thiadiazines) were screened for their anti-inflammatory activity [36]. Among the compound, 3-((2,4-dichloro phenoxy)methyl)-6-(4-methoxyphenyl)-[1,2,4]triozolo[3,4-b](1,3,4)thiadiazole (1), 3,6-Bis ((2,4-dichlorophenoxy)methyl)-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b]-[1,3,4]thiadiazole (2), 3-((2,4-Dichloro-phenoxy) methyl)-6-phenyl-7H-[1,2,4] triazole [3,4-b] [1,3,4]thiadiazine (3) and 3-((2,4-dichloro phenoxy methyl)-7-((3-benzofuran-2-yl)-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)methylene)-6-(benznofuran-3-yl)-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b] [1,3,4] thiadiazine (4), showed potent anti inflammatory activity. New series of 2-[4-(substituted benzylideneamino)-5-(substituted phenoxymethyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole -3- ylthio] Acetic acid derivatives 5 has been synthesized and were evaluated in vivo anti inflammatory activities [37]. Among the series 2-[4-(2,4-dichlorobenzylidenemino) -5- phenoxymethyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-ylthio] acetic acid5a, 2-[4-(4-dichloro benzylideneamino)-5-phenoxy methyl)-4H-1,2,4 triazole-3-yl thio] acetic acid 5b, 2-[4-(2,4-dichlorobenzyl -ideneamino)-5-[(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)methyl]-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-ylthio] acetic acid 5c and 2-[5-[(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)methyl)]-4-(4-chlorobenzylidene amino)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3yl thio] acetic acid 5d showed significant anti inflammatory activity. Synthesis of 3-[1-(4-(2-methylpropyl)phenyl)ethyl]-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione 6 has been carried out and its condensed derivatives 6-benzylidenethiazolo[3,2-b]-1,2,4- triazole-5(6H)-ones were described [38]. In the pharmacological studies, anti-inflammatory activities of these compounds have been screened. Among the compounds examined, the two compounds possessed the most prominent and consistent activity. In gastric ulceration studies the synthesized compounds were generally found to be safe at a 200 mg/kg dose level.

1,2,4-triazole derivatives (7) were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity [39]. 5-phenyl-1-(3-pyridyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole- 3-carboxylic acid derivatives (8) were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity [40]. The 3-arylamino-5-(1-substituted ethyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole derivatives (9) were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity [41]. The 3,4-disubstituted-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles derivatives (10) were evaluated for their analgesic activity [42]. The 1,2,4-triazole derivatives (11) were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity [43].

A series of  6-alkoxy (phenoxy)-[1,2,4] triazole [3,4-a] phthalazine-3-amine derivatives (12). All synthesized derivative further screened for their anti-inflammatory activity. The compounds12a and 12b possess highest anti-inflammatory activity in comparison to the reference drug Ibuprofen [44]. A series of 1-[2-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)ethyl]-1H-benzo-1,2,3-triazole derivative (13) and the synthesized compounds were screened for anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity. It was found that compounds 13a and 13b possess significant anti-nociceptive activity while compounds13c and 13d possess significant anti-inflammatory activity [45].

A series of 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole[14a-14b] and 1,2,4-triazole [14c] derivatives of 4-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity. These compounds were showed good anti-inflammatory activity, ulcerogenic and lipid peroxidation activities. The synthesized triazoles (15 and 16) showed anti-inflammatory activity.  The synthesized substituted Triazoles (17 and18) were showed anti-inflammatory activity. The synthesized triazoles (19) were showed anti-inflammatory activity. The synthesized triazoles derivatives (20) were showed anti-inflammatory activity [46-49].



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