Johannes Trapp

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Suramin is a symmetric polyanionic naphthylurea originally used for the treatment of trypanosomiasis and onchocerciasis. Suramin and diverse analogues exhibit a broad range of biological actions in vitro and in vivo, including, among others, antiproliferative and antiviral activity. Suramin derivatives usually target purinergic binding sites. Class III(More)
NAD+-dependent histone deacetylases, sirtuins, cleave acetyl groups from lysines of histones and other proteins to regulate their activity. Identification of potent selective inhibitors would help to elucidate sirtuin biology and could lead to useful therapeutic agents. NAD+ has an adenosine moiety that is also present in the kinase cofactor ATP. Kinase(More)
In vivo application of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor trichostatin-A (TSA) in mice results in male infertility. To get more insight into the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, we performed a genome-wide expression analysis and investigated HDAC activity and degree of histone H3 and H4 acetylation in murine testes after TSA treatment. A significant(More)
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are enzymes that are able to deacetylate lysine side chains in histones and certain non-histone proteins which leads to altered states of conformation and activity for the proteins in question. Three classes of histone deacetylases have been recognized in humans. Class I and II are zinc-dependent amidohydrolases and eleven(More)
Histone deacetylases are important regulators of transcription and an emerging target for anticancer drugs. We present an overview over various assay formats that include radiolabelled histones, oligopeptides, and small molecules as substrates. The advantages and disadvantages of the various formats in terms of, e.g., substrate availability, throughput or(More)
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