Catalog Number: 3084
Chemical Name: 2-Hydroxy-6-pentadecylbenzoic acid
Biological Activity
Noncompetitive inhibitor of PCAF and p300 histone acetyltransferase (HAT) activity (IC50 values are ~5.0 and ~8.5 μM respectively). Inhibits NF-κB activation. Also reported to selectively activate Aurora kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of histone H3 and to inhibit protein SUMOylation. Exhibits antitumor, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 50 mM in ethanol
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Small molecule modulators of histone acetyltransferase p300.
    Balasubramanyam et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2003;278:19134
  2. Specific small molecule activator of aurora kinase A induces autophosphorylation in a cell-free system.
    Kishore et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2008;51:792
  3. Anacardic acid (6-nonadecyl salicylic acid), an inhibitor of histone acetyltransferase, suppresses expression of nuclear factor-κB-regulated gene products involved in cell survival, proliferation, invasion, and inflammation through inhibition of the
    Sung et al.
    Blood, 2008;111:4880
  4. Histone acetyltransferase inhibitor anacardic acid causes changes in global gene expression during in vitro Plasmodium falciparum development.
    Cui et al.
    Eurkaryot.Cell, 2008;7:1200
  5. Ginkgolic acid inhibits protein SUMOylation by blocking formation of the E1-SUMO intermediate.
    Fukuda et al.
    Chem.Biol., 2009;16:133

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Anacardic acid include:

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  1. Borna disease virus phosphoprotein modulates epigenetic signaling in neurons to control viral replication.
    Authors: Bonnaud Et al.
    PLoS One 2015;89:5996

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