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Description: Class I and II HDAC inhibitor
Alternative Names: Vorinostat
Chemical Name: N-Hydroxy-N'-phenyloctanediamide
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (8)
Reviews (1)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for SAHA

SAHA inhibits Class I and II histone deacetylases (HDACs); induces accumulation of acetylated histones H2A, H2B, H3 and H4 in transformed cultured cells. Suppresses cell growth in a range of cancer cell lines; induces apoptosis in cutaneous T cell lymphoma cells in vitro. Activates autophagy. SAHA increases efficiency of transcription factor-induced reprogramming of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Also enhances adeno-associated virus transduction of HeLa cells.

Compound Libraries for SAHA

SAHA is also offered as part of the Tocriscreen 2.0 Max, Tocriscreen Antiviral Library, Tocriscreen Epigenetics Library, Tocriscreen FDA-Approved Drugs and Tocriscreen Stem Cell Library. Find out more about compound libraries available from Tocris.

Technical Data for SAHA

M. Wt 264.32
Formula C14H20N2O3
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 149647-78-9
PubChem ID 5311

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Solubility Data for SAHA

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 26.43 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.78 mL 18.92 mL 37.83 mL
5 mM 0.76 mL 3.78 mL 7.57 mL
10 mM 0.38 mL 1.89 mL 3.78 mL
50 mM 0.08 mL 0.38 mL 0.76 mL

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References for SAHA

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Butler et al (2000) Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid, an inhibitor of histone deacetylase, suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Cancer Res. 60 5165 PMID: 11016644

Leoni et al (2002) The antitumor histone deacetylase inhibitor suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid exhibits antiinflammatory properties via suppression of cytokines. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A 99 2995 PMID: 11867742

Marks and Breslow (2007) Dimethyl sulfoxide to vorinostat: development of this histone deacetylase inhibitor as an anticancer drug. Nat.Biotechnol. 25 84 PMID: 17211407

Huangfu et al (2008) Induction of pluripotent stem cells by defined factors is greatly improved by small-molecule compounds. Nat.Biotechnol. 26 795 PMID: 18568017

Galluzzi et al (2017) Pharmacological modulation of autophagy: therapeutic potential and persisting obstacles. Nat.Rev.Drug.Discov. 16 487 PMID: 28529316

Nicolson et al (2016) Identification and validation of small molecules that enhance recombinant adeno-associated virus transduction following high-throughput screens. J.Virol. 90 7019 PMID: 27147738

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8 Citations for SAHA

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for SAHA include:

Steven L et al (2022) INF2-mediated actin filament reorganization confers intrinsic resilience to neuronal ischemic injury. Nat Commun 13 6037 PMID: 36229429

Jacques et al (2022) Microtubules restrict F-actin polymerization to the immune synapse via GEF-H1 to maintain polarity in lymphocytes. Elife 11 PMID: 36111670

Nianli et al (2019) Compounds targeting class II histone deacetylases do not cause panHDACI-associated impairment of megakaryocyte differentiation. Exp Hematol 72 36-46 PMID: 30611870

Sarenac et al (2016) Single-cell analysis reveals IGF-1 potentiation of inhibition of the TGF-β/Smad pathway of fibrosis in humankeratocytes in vitro Scientific Reports 6 34373 PMID: 27687492

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Excellent histone deacetylase inhibitor.
By Luiz Alexandre Magno on 11/25/2021
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Rat
Cell Line/Tissue: PC12

Our lab uses this drug to monitor transcriptional activity of genes that depend on class I, II and IV of histone deacetylase. In the experiment shown in the figure, we have treated PC12 cells with 3 different concentrations of SAHA for 3h. We found increased transcriptional activity of PI3K gene upon SAHA treatment in a dose-dependent manner.

SAHA can be easily resuspended in DMSO. Make a stock solution with a concentration that will not exceed 0.01% of DMSO in the cell culture to avoid toxicity.

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Epigenetics Scientific Review

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.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Poster

Rheumatoid Arthritis Poster

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic destructive inflammatory autoimmune disease that results from a breakdown in immune tolerance, for reasons that are as yet unknown. This poster summarizes the pathology of RA and the inflammatory processes involved, as well as describing some of the epigenetic modifications associated with the disease and the potential for targeting these changes in the discovery of new treatments.