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Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010 Oct-Dec;1799(10-12):717-25. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2010.05.008. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

Histone deacetylase inhibitors: a chemical genetics approach to understanding cellular functions.

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Cell Biology and Genetics Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA. marksp@mskcc.org

Abstract

There are eleven zinc dependent histone deacetylases (HDAC) in humans which have histones and many non-histone substrates. The substrates of these enzymes include proteins that have a role in regulation of gene expression, cell proliferation, cell migration, cell death, immune pathways and angiogenesis. Inhibitors of HDACs (HDACi) have been developed which alter the structure and function of these proteins, causing molecular and cellular changes that induce transformed cell death. The HDACi are being developed as anti-cancer drugs and have therapeutic potential for many non-oncologic diseases.

PMID:
20594930
PMCID:
PMC4043339
DOI:
10.1016/j.bbagrm.2010.05.008
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