Satoko Maeda

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Azaspiracid-2 was isolated from a marine sponge Echinoclathria sp. collected off Amami-Oshima as the predominant cytotoxic constituent. A combination of HPLC using ODS, GS320, and Phenylhexyl stationary phases permitted the purification without using acid or inorganic additives in the mobile phase. Azaspiracid-2 exhibited potent cytotoxicity against P388(More)
Evaluation of antiangiogenic activity of marine sponge derived azumamides by the in vitro vascular organization model using mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells was carried out. Azumamide E (5) strongly inhibited in vitro angiogenesis from iPS cells at 1.9microM while azumamide A (1) showed only weak inhibition at 19microM. These results were well(More)
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity, but their mechanism of action is poorly understood. Trichostatin A (TSA) and the cyclic tetrapeptide class inhibitor Ky-2 inhibit both lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) production in rats and TNF-α-induced expression of inflammatory genes(More)
To find novel histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6)-selective inhibitors and clarify the structural requirements for HDAC6-selective inhibition, we prepared thiolate analogues designed based on the structure of an HDAC6-selective substrate and evaluated the histone/alpha-tubulin acetylation selectivity by Western blot analysis. Aliphatic compounds 17b-20b(More)
To uncover novel histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6)-selective inhibitors and to elucidate the structural requirements for their inhibitory activity, we designed and prepared a series of thiolate analogues based on the structure of an HDAC6-selective substrate and evaluated their properties by Western blotting and enzyme assays. Several thiolate analogues were(More)
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A (eIF5A) is a protein subject to hypusination, which is essential for its function. eIF5A is also acetylated, but the role of that modification is unknown. Here, we report that acetylation regulates the subcellular localization of eIF5A. We identified PCAF as the major cellular acetyltransferase of eIF5A, and HDAC6(More)
The FK228 and spiruchostatin bicyclic depsipeptide natural products are among the most potent histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors known. Although FK228 is in advanced clinical trials, the complexity of the natural products has precluded mechanistic studies and the discovery of structure-activity relationships. By total synthesis, we have prepared the(More)
There is increasing evidence that more than 70% of cancers including pancreatic, breast and prostate cancers as well as neurofibromatosis (NF) are highly addicted to abnormal activation of the Ser/Thr kinase PAK1 for their growth. So far FK228 is the most potent among the HDAC (histone deacetylase) inhibitors that block the activation of both PAK1 and(More)
Mitochondria perform multiple functions critical to the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Here we report that the downregulation of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) causes a reduction in the net activity of mitochondrial enzymes, including respiratory complex II and citrate synthase. HDAC6 deacetylase and ubiquitin-binding activities were both required for(More)
Several hydroxamic acid derivatives with a substituted phthalimide group as a linker and/or cap structure, prepared during structural development studies based on thalidomide, were found to have histone deacetylase (HDAC)-inhibitory activity. Structure-activity relationship studies indicated that nature of the substituent introduced at the phthalimide(More)