Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases are considered at present to be one of the prominent
problems of health services. Since 1985, and in particular in the 1990s, a search for new structures
of antimycobacterial drugs is one of the first and foremost fields of chemotherapeutic research. The
present review paper surveys the studies carried out in the field of five-membered heterocyclic
compounds containing one species of the heteroatom (furan, thiophene, pyrrol, diazoles, triazoles,
tetrazoles, indol, carbazol, and other more complex cyclic compounds of nitrogen and sulfur) since
1984, making use of the journal Chemical Abstracts and original papers.
tuberulostatics – five-membered heterocycles – mycobacteria