Mechanism of N-Acylthiourea-mediated activation of human histone deacetylase 8 (HDAC8) at molecular and cellular levels.

We reported previously that an N-acylthiourea derivative (TM-2-51) serves as a potent and isozyme-selective activator for human histone deacetylase 8 (HDAC8). To probe the molecular mechanism of the enzyme activation, we performed a detailed account of the steady-state kinetics, thermodynamics, molecular modeling, and cell biology studies. The steady-state… CONTINUE READING