SB939, is an orally bioavailable, small-molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. Pracinostat inhibits HDACs, which may result in the accumulation of highly acetylated histones, followed by the induction of chromatin remodeling; the selective transcription of tumor suppressor genes; the tumor suppressor protein-mediated inhibition of tumor cell division; and, finally, the induction of tumor cell apoptosis. In March 2014, pracinostat has granted Orphan Drug for acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) and for the treatment of T-cell lymphoma by the Food and Drug Administration.
CAS Number: 929016-96-6
Molecular Weight: 358.48
Chemical Name: (E)-3-(2-butyl-1-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-5-yl)-N-hydroxyacrylamide
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO: 72 mg/mL(200.84 mM). Water: Insoluble.
Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis
Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.
Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Drug Formulation: To be determined
HS Tariff Code: 382200
How to use
SB939 has a 100-fold greater selectivity for HDACs than for Zn-binding non-HDAC enzymes, receptors, and ion channels. SB939 is a potent inhibitor of HDAC class I isoenzymes, HDAC1, HDAC2, HDAC3 and HDAC8 with the IC50 values ranging from 43 nM to 140 nM. SB939 inhibits HDAC class II isoenzymes , HDAC4, HDAC5, HDAC7, HDAC9 and HDAC10 significantly with the IC50 values ranging from 40 nM to 137 nM, with the exception of HDAC6 which shows IC50 of 1008 nM. It markedly inhibits HDAC11 of the HDAC class IV enzymes with IC50 of 93 nM, but shows no inhibitory activity against SIRT 1 of the class III HDACs. SB939 shows significant antiproliferative activity against a wide variety of tumor cell lines, especially Leukemia cells and cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma cells with IC50 values ranging from 50 nM (H9 cells) to 170 nM (HEL92.1.7 cells). 
Administration of SB939 (25 mg/kg to 100 mg/kg) displays a dose-dependent antitumor efficacy in a xenograft mice model of human colorectal cancer (HCT-116). This is approximately twice as efficacious as SAHA: SB939 causing a tumor growth inhibition of 94% versus 48% by SAHA with both at the maximum tolerated dose. Oral administration of SB939 at a dose of 50 mg/kg or 75 mg/kg in the APCmin genetic mice model of early-stage colon cancer markedly reduces the number of tumors , decreases cumulative hemocult scores and increases hematocrit values more effectively than 5-fluorouracil. 
- Novotny-Diermayr V, et al. Mol Cancer Ther, 2010, 9(3), 642-652.
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