Anti-Cancer Activities Of Hdac Inhibitors

Grant number: 566702 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011



HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) are new chemotherapeutic drugs that kill tumors cells through a cell suicide process called apoptosis. We have now established a mouse model of human lymphoma whereby pro-apoptotic proteins have been eliminated or anti-apoptotic proteins overexpressed. We will identify the apoptotic proteins and pathways that are necessary for HDACi to kill cancer cells. Such information will lead to a more targeted or rational approach to chemotherapy using HDACi.

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