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Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics

A 6-alkylsalicylate histone acetyltransferase inhibitor inhibits histone acetylation and pro-inflammatory gene expression in murine precision-cut lung slices.


PMID 28323055

Abstract

Lysine acetylations are post-translational modifications of cellular proteins, that are crucial in the regulation of many cellular processes. Lysine acetylations on histone proteins are part of the epigenetic code regulating gene expression and are installed by histone acetyltransferases. Observations that inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are characterized by increased histone acetyltransferase activity indicate that development of small molecule inhibitors for these enzymes might be a valuable approach towards new therapies for these diseases. The 6-alkylsalicylate MG149 is a candidate to explore this hypothesis because it has been demonstrated to inhibit the MYST type histone acetyltransferases. In this study, we determined the K