Travis S Leedahl

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We report, for the first time, that certain N-acetylthiourea derivatives serve as highly potent and isozyme selective activators for the recombinant form of human histone deacetylase-8 in the assay system containing Fluor-de-Lys as a fluorescent substrate. The experimental data reveals that such activating feature is manifested via decrease in the K(m)(More)
Of the different hydroxamate-based histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of T-cell lymphoma. Interestingly, a structurally similar inhibitor, trichostatin A (TSA), which has a higher in vitro inhibitory potency against HDAC8, reportedly shows poor(More)
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) catalyzes oxidation of toxic aldehydes to carboxylic acids. Physiologic levels of Mg(2+) ions influence ALDH2 activity in part by increasing NADH binding affinity. Traditional fluorescence measurements monitor the blue shift of the NADH fluorescence spectrum to study ALDH2-NADH interactions. By using time-resolved(More)
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