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Identification and characterization of small molecule inhibitors of a class I histone deacetylase from Plasmodium falciparum.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsPatel, V., Mazitschek R., Coleman B., Nguyen C., Urgaonkar S., Cortese J., Barker RH, Greenberg E., Tang W., Bradner JE, Schreiber SL, Duraisingh MT, Wirth DF, and Clardy J.
AbstractA library of approximately 2000 small molecules biased toward inhibition of histone deacetylases was assayed for antimalarial activity in a high-throughput P. falciparum viability assay. Active compounds were cross-analyzed for induction of histone hyperacetylation in a human myeloma cell line to identify HDAC inhibitors with selectivity for P. falciparum over the human host. To verify on-target selectivity, pfHDAC-1 was expressed and purified and a biochemical assay for pfHDAC-1 activity was established.
Year of Publication2009
JournalJournal of medicinal chemistry
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2009/04/23
ISSN Number0022-2623