Molecular modifications on carboxylic acid derivatives as potent histone deacetylase inhibitors: Activity and docking studies
In the light of known HDAC inhibitors 33 carboxylic acid derivatives were tested to understand the structural requirements for HDAC inhibition activity. Several modifications were applied to develop the structure-activity relationships of carboxylic acid HDAC inhibitors. HDAC inhibition activities were investigated in vitro by using HeLa nuclear extract in a fluorimetric assay. Molecular docking was also carried out for the human HDAC8 enzyme in order to predict inhibition activity and the 3D poses of inhibitor-enzyme complexes. Of these compounds caffeic acid derivatives such as chlorogenic acid and curcumin were found to be highly potent compared to sodium butyrate which is a well-known HDAC inhibitor. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
SourceBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Caffeic acid derivatives
Carboxylic acid derivatives