Histone deacetylase inhibition promotes osteoblast maturation by altering the histone H4 epigenome and reduces akt phosphorylation

Amel Dudakovic, Jared M. Evans, Ying Li, Sumit Middha, Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Jennifer J. Westendorf

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Background:Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition promotes bone formationin vitrovia undefined epigenetic events. Results:Microarray and ChIP-Seq analyses revealed genomic areas where H4 acetylation is altered by HDAC inhibitors and identified differentially regulated genes. Conclusion:Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid increases H4 acetylation and suppresses phosphorylation of insulin/Akt signaling mediators in osteoblasts. Significance:Epigenetic profiling is a powerful means to gain mechanistic insights into bone anabolic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28783-28791
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 4 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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