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Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(8), 2674-2688;

Overview of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors in Haematological Malignancies

Cancer Immunology Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
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Received: 23 July 2010 / Revised: 12 August 2010 / Accepted: 13 August 2010 / Published: 17 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue HDAC Inhibitors)
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Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) can induce hyperacetylation of both histone and non-histone target resulting in epigenetic reprogramming and altered activity, stability and localisation of non-histone proteins to ultimately mediate diverse biological effects on cancer cells and their microenvironment. Clinical trials have demonstrated single agent HDACi to have activity in hematological malignancies, in particular T-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Combination strategies with standard therapies based on pre-clinical data are being employed with significant success due to their excellent side effect profile. Correlative studies will provide valuable information on the sub-groups of patients more likely to respond or be resistant to HDACi therapy, while long-term monitoring for toxicities is also needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Histone deacetylase inhibitors; Clinical studies; Haematology Histone deacetylase inhibitors; Clinical studies; Haematology
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Bishton, M.J.; Johnstone, R.W.; Dickinson, M.; Harrison, S.; Prince, H.M. Overview of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors in Haematological Malignancies. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 2674-2688.

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