HDAC8-Selective Photoreactive Inhibitor; HD-55

HD-55 is a pyrazole-based compound which acts as a photoreactive histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor suitable for photoaffinity labeling experiments. This allows for the identification of drug target proteins of biologically active compounds and mapping their binding sites.

HD-55 is one of the most active histone deacetylase HDAC8 inhibitors reported to date, more selective than even Trichostatin A (TSA) or suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA). This is presumably due to the flexibility of the pyrazole moiety to allow for occupancy of the second HDAC8 binding site. Additionally, it is highly specific for HDAC8, showing an 8-fold selectivity verses HDAC3. Cell-based studies show HD-55 is able to freely enter the cell nucleus and trigger mechanisms known to respond to HDAC inhibition such as accumulation of acetylated H4, activation of caspase 3, and cell death of highly proliferative human cancer cell lines at low micromolar concentrations. Additionally, unlike SAHA, HD-55, does not exert cytotoxic effect in neuronal-like cells and even protected these cells from chemically induced apoptosis.

From the laboratory of Pavel A. Petukhov, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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HDAC8-Selective Photoreactive Inhibitor; HD-55
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Product Type: Small Molecule
Name: HD-55
Chemical Formula: C19H24N10O3
Molecular Weight: 440.5
Format: solid
Purity: >95%, LCMS
Stability: >6 months when stored at -20C
Comments: Photoreactive group: arylazide; Activation wavelength: 280nm; Activation period: 3min
Storage: Store at -20C
Shipped: Cold packs

From the laboratory of Pavel A. Petukhov, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Compound IC50 ± SD (nM) HDAC8/HDAC3
SAHA 27 ± 1.0 440 ± 21 16.3
HD-55 128 ± 9.8 17 ± 3.0 0.13

Adapted from Table 2 & 3; Neelarapu, R., et al. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 54: 4350 - 4364. 2011.

  1. Neelarapu, R., et al. Design, Synthesis, Docking, and Biological Evaluation of Novel Diazide-Containing Isoxazole- and Pyrazole-Based Histone Deacetylase Probes. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 54: 4350 - 4364. 2011.

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