Molecular Weight(MW): 721.86
Tubacin is a highly potent and selective, reversible, cell-permeable HDAC6 inhibitor with an IC50 of 4 nM in a cell-free assay, approximately 350-fold selectivity over HDAC1.
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|Description||Tubacin is a highly potent and selective, reversible, cell-permeable HDAC6 inhibitor with an IC50 of 4 nM in a cell-free assay, approximately 350-fold selectivity over HDAC1.|
|Features||The first known selective inhibitor of α-tubulin deacetylation.|
Tubacin, without directly stabilizing microtubules, induces an increase in α-tubulin acetylation with EC50 of 2.5 μM in A549 cells. Tubacin inhibits HDAC6-mediated α-tubulin deacetylation, and inhibits the migration of both wild-type and HDAC6-overexpressing cells.  Tubacin, in combination with paclitaxel, synergistically enhances tubulin acetylation.  Tubacin significantly inhibits both drug-sensitive and drug–resistant MM cell growth with IC50 of 5–20 μM, and induces cell apoptosis by activation of caspases. 
|In vivo||In chick embryos, inhibition of HDAC6 activity by Tubacin reduces the formation of new blood vessels in matrigel/nylon mesh. In angioreactors implanted in mice, Tubacin also impairs the formation of new blood vessels. |
Enzyme Inhibition Assay:Enzyme inhibition assays are performed using the Reaction Biology HDAC Spectrum platform. The HDAC1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 assays used isolated recombinant human protein; HDAC3/NcoR2 complex is used for the HDAC3 assay. Substrate for HDAC1, 2, 3, 6, 10, and 11 assays is a fluorogenic peptide from p53 residues 379-382 (RHKKAc); substrate for HDAC8 is fluorogenic diacyl peptide based on residues 379-382 of p53 (RHKAcKAc). Acetyl-Lys(trifluoroacetyl)-AMC substrate is used for HDAC4, 5, 7, and 9 assays. Compounds are dissolved in DMSO and tested in 10-dose IC50 mode with 3-fold serial dilution starting at 30 μM. Control Compound Trichostatin A (TSA) is tested in a 10-dose IC50 with 3-fold serial dilution starting at 5 μM. IC50 values are extracted by curve-fitting the dose/response slopes.
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-  Haggarty SJ, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003, 100(8), 4389-4394.
-  Marcus AI, et al. Cancer Res. 2005, 65(9), 3883-3893.
|In vitro||DMSO||100 mg/mL (138.53 mM)|
|In vivo||2% DMSO+30% PEG 300+5% Tween 80+ddH2O||10mg/mL|
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