M344 is a novel synthesized histone deacetylase inhibitor that induces terminal cell differentiation and causes an increase in hyperacetylated histone H4. Antiproliferative agent; suppresses the growth of human endometrial and ovarian cancer cells by inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.
IUPAC Name: 4-(dimethylamino)-N-[7-(hydroxyamino)-7-oxoheptyl]benzamide
Molecular Weight: 307.40 g/mol
Molecular Formula: C16H25N3O3
Canonical SMILES: CN(C)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=O)NCCCCCCC(=O)NO
InChIKey Identifier: MXWDSZWTBOCWBK-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS Number: 251456-60-7
Melting point: n/a °C
Solubility: : 3 mg/mL in ethanol; 25 mg/mL in DMSO and DMF
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Synonyms: M344; D237; 4-Dimethylamino-N-(6-hydroxycarbamoylhexyl)-benzamide
M344 can be considered as highly potent HDAC inhibitor which is active at low doses and therefore represents a promising candidate for a causal therapy of SMA.
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