TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.35, no.6, pp.861-870, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
In-vitro inhibition activity screening and in-silico 3D molecular modeling approaches are important tools for design and development of specific histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. The objective of this study was to investigate the consistency between these 2 approaches. The HDAC 8 inhibition activities of 8 randomly selected different carboxylic acid derivatives were screened and in-vitro experimental results were compared with in-silico molecular modeling calculations. This study demonstrated that there is no sole gold standard technique for inhibitor design, and it was concluded that a combination of molecular modeling and activity screening assays will ensure more comprehensive and dependable results.