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  • romidepsin (Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor)

    The safety and efficacy of the agents and/or uses under investigation have not been established. There is no guarantee that the agents will receive health authority approval or become commercially available in any country for the uses being investigated.

    Proposed Mechanism of Action

    The epigenetic modifier romidepsin is a potent class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor.1-2 Altered expression, dysregulation, and mutations of histone deacetylase (HDAC) genes have been implicated in tumor development in cells of various cancers.3,4 In preclinical studies, HDAC inhibitors, such as romidepsin, prevent HDACs from removing acetyl groups, both allowing DNA to remain transcriptionally active (eg, tumor suppressor genes) and maintaining the acetylation of non-histone proteins (eg, genes involved in cell growth and differentiation).1,3,5 The downstream anti-cancer effects of HDAC inhibitors potentially include interference with cell cycle and mitosis, decreased cell motility, decreased angiogenesis, cell differentiation, and cell death.1,3,4,6

    Romidepsin Hypothesized Mechanism of Action

    Binding of romidepsin to HDACs has been hypothesized to result in various downstream anti-cancer effects, including in lymphoma.

    romidepsin by Disease State

    romidepsin in Lymphoma

    Post Approval Research
    Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (US)

    Post Approval Research
    Peripheral T-cell lymphoma: Relapsed/refractory

    Phase 3
    Peripheral T-cell lymphoma: First-line

    View Trials Investigating romidepsin in Lymphoma
    View Rationale for Clinical Development

    Preclinical work showing anti-tumor properties of romidepsin provides support for clinical studies of this compound. Romidepsin is being investigated in a phase III study in combination with chemotherapy vs chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated PTCL.

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    3. New M, et al. Mol Oncol. 2012;6:637-656. PMID: 23141799
    4. Marsoni S, et al. Epigenetics. 2008;3:164-171. PMID: 18487953
    5. Ho E, et al. J Nutr. 2009;139:2393-2396. PMID: 19812222
    6. Khan O, La Thangue NB. Immunol Cell Biol. 2012;90:85-94. PMID: 22124371