Benzimidazole derivatives are known to act against a range of biological targets and thus gained clinical applications in a wide spectrum of diseases. Few examples of multitargeted benzimidazole derivatives that were reported during the last decade will be described in this chapter. Multitargeting agents for serving the polypharmacology approach to combat shortcomings of the main one-drug-one target main dogma will be briefly explored. In that context, the multitargeting benzimidazole derivatives gain a special attention. This includes discovery (hit-to-lead), structure-activity relationship (SAR), and binding mode of at least one lead (or hit) in each group. Special attention will be given to two structures dovitinib and AT9283 that are reported to exhibit potent in vitro and in vivo activities against a group of kinases and non-kinase target (as shown recently for dovitinib).
Part of the book: Chemistry and Applications of Benzimidazole and its Derivatives