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5KH7: Crystal structure of fragment (3-[6-Oxo-3-(3-pyridinyl)-1(6H)-pyridazinyl]propanoic acid) bound in the ubiquitin binding pocket of the HDAC6 zinc-finger domain
Small Molecule Antagonists of the Interaction between the Histone Deacetylase 6 Zinc-Finger Domain and Ubiquitin
J. Med. Chem. (2017) 60 p.9090-9096
Inhibitors of HDAC6 have attractive potential in numerous cancers. HDAC6 inhibitors to date target the catalytic domains, but targeting the unique zinc-finger ubiquitin-binding domain (Zf-UBD) of HDAC6 may be an attractive alternative strategy. We developed X-ray crystallography and biophysical assays to identify and characterize small molecules capable of binding to the Zf-UBD and competing with ubiquitin binding. Our results revealed two adjacent ligand-able pockets of HDAC6 Zf-UBD and the first functional ligands for this domain.