Drug Insight: histone deacetylase inhibitor-based therapies for cutaneous T-cell lymphomas.
Reversible acetylation is mediated by histone deacetylase (HDAC), which is involved in regulating a broad repertoire of physiological processes, many of which are under aberrant control in tumor cells. Inhibition of HDAC activity prompts tumor cells to enter apoptosis; therefore, the utility of HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of cancer has been investigated and several HDAC inhibitors have now entered clinical trials. Although the clinical picture is evolving and the precise clinical utilit...Expand abstract
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