Potent and selective inhibitor of class I histone deacetylases (HDACs) (IC50 values are 36, 47, 510 and 14,000 nM for HDAC1, HDAC2, HDAC4 and HDAC6 respectively). Exhibits cytotoxicity against various human tumor cell lines; also exhibits antitumor activity against human tumor xenografts.
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|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 540.7. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||1.85 mL||9.25 mL||18.49 mL|
|5 mM||0.37 mL||1.85 mL||3.7 mL|
|10 mM||0.18 mL||0.92 mL||1.85 mL|
|50 mM||0.04 mL||0.18 mL||0.37 mL|
References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Sasakawa et al (2003) Effects of FK228, a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, on tumor growth and expression of p21 and c-myc genes in vivo. Cancer Lett. 195 161 PMID: 12767524
Matsubara et al (2009) Involvement of extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation in human osteosarcoma cell resistance to the histone deacetylase inhibitor FK228 [(1S,4S,7Z,10S,16E,21R)-7-ethylidene-4,21-bis(propan-2-y J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 328 839 PMID: 19073909
Furumai et al (2002) FK228 (depsipeptide) as a natural prodrug that inhibits class I histone deacetylases. Cancer Res. 62 4916 PMID: 12208741
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1 Citation for FK 228
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for FK 228 include:
Fukuda et al (2015) Class I histone deacetylase inhibitors inhibit the retention of BRCA1 and 53BP1 at the site of DNA damage. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 106 1050 PMID: 26053117
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Epigenetics Scientific Review
Written by Susanne Müller-Knapp and Peter J. Brown, this review gives an overview of the development of chemical probes for epigenetic targets, as well as the impact of these tool compounds being made available to the scientific community. In addition, their biological effects are also discussed. Epigenetic compounds available from Tocris are listed.
Epigenetics Research Bulletin
Produced by Tocris and updated in 2014, the epigenetics research bulletin gives an introduction into mechanisms of epigenetic regulation, and highlights key Tocris products for epigenetics targets including:
- DNA Methyltransferases
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Major depressive disorder is characterized by depressed mood and a loss of interest and/or pleasure. Updated in 2015 this poster highlights presynaptic and postsynaptic targets for the potential treatment of major depressive disorder, as well as outlining the pharmacology of currently approved antidepressant drugs.