A novel series of HDAC inhibitors demonstrating class I and IIb subtype selectivity have been identified using a scaffold-hopping strategy. Several designed compounds showed better selectivity for class I and IIb over class IIa HDAC isoforms comparing to the FDA approved HDAC targeting drug SAHA. A representative lead compound 22 bearing a biphenyl moiety demonstrated promising class I and IIb HDAC isoforms selectivity and in vitro anticancer activities against several cancer cell lines. This work could serve as a fundamental platform for further exploration of selective HDAC inhibitors using designed molecular scaffold.
- Isoforms selectivity
- Structureeactivity relationship
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry