Anacardic acid (16611-84-0) is a natural product found in cashew nut oil. It is an inhibitor of the histone acetyltransferases p300 and PCAF (IC50’s = 8.5 and 5.0 µM respectively).1 Anacardic acid sensitizes cancer cells to ionizing radiation2 and suppresses proteins involved in invasion and angiogenesis (Src/FAK/Rho GTPases3 and MMP’s 2 (IC50 = 11.11 µM)4 and 9). It inhibits both inducible and constitutive NF-κB activation.5
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2) Sun et al. (2006), Inhibition of histone acetyltransferase activity by anacardic acid sensitizes tumor cells to ionizing radiation; FEBS Lett. 580 4353
3) Wu et al. (2011), Anacardic acid (6-Pentadecylsalicylic acid) Inhibits Tumor Angiogenesis by Targeting Src/FAK/Rho GTPases Signaling Pathway; J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 339 403
4) Omanakuttan et al. (2012), Anacardic acid Inhibits the Catalytic Activity of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and Matrix Metalloproteinase-9; Mol. Pharmacol. 82 614
5) Sung et al. (2008), Anacardic acid (6-nonadecyl salicylic acid), an inhibitor of histone acetyltransferase, suppresses expression of nuclear factor-kB- regulated gene products involved in cell survival, proliferation, invasion, and inflammation through inhibition of the inhibitory subunit of nuclear factor-kBα kinase, leading to potentiation of apoptosis; Blood 111 4880
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