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Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs): multitargeted anticancer agents

Overview of attention for article published in Biologics: Targets & Therapy, February 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs): multitargeted anticancer agents
Published in
Biologics: Targets & Therapy, February 2013
DOI 10.2147/btt.s29965
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Authors

Paul Licciardi, Ververis, Hiong, Karagiannis

Abstract

Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are an emerging class of therapeutics with potential as anticancer drugs. The rationale for developing HDAC inhibitors (and other chromatin-modifying agents) as anticancer therapies arose from the understanding that in addition to genetic mutations, epigenetic changes such as dysregulation of HDAC enzymes can alter phenotype and gene expression, disturb homeostasis, and contribute to neoplastic growth. The family of HDAC inhibitors is large and diverse. It includes a range of naturally occurring and synthetic compounds that differ in terms of structure, function, and specificity. HDAC inhibitors have multiple cell type-specific effects in vitro and in vivo, such as growth arrest, cell differentiation, and apoptosis in malignant cells. HDAC inhibitors have the potential to be used as monotherapies or in combination with other anticancer therapies. Currently, there are two HDAC inhibitors that have received approval from the US FDA for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: vorinostat (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid, Zolinza) and depsipeptide (romidepsin, Istodax). More recently, depsipeptide has also gained FDA approval for the treatment of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Many more clinical trials assessing the effects of various HDAC inhibitors on hematological and solid malignancies are currently being conducted. Despite the proven anticancer effects of particular HDAC inhibitors against certain cancers, many aspects of HDAC enzymes and HDAC inhibitors are still not fully understood. Increasing our understanding of the effects of HDAC inhibitors, their targets and mechanisms of action will be critical for the advancement of these drugs, especially to facilitate the rational design of HDAC inhibitors that are effective as antineoplastic agents. This review will discuss the use of HDAC inhibitors as multitargeted therapies for malignancy. Further, we outline the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of HDAC inhibitors while discussing the safety and efficacy of these compounds in clinical studies to date.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 184 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 3%
Student > Master 4 2%
Unspecified 2 1%
Professor 1 <1%
Unknown 172 93%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Unspecified 2 1%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 <1%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 172 93%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2018.
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#2,090,552
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#23
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#25,326
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Outputs of similar age from Biologics: Targets & Therapy
#3
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