Human Histone Deacetylase 8 (HDAC8) is a member of the class I Histone Deacetylases. HDACs are important enzymes for the transcriptional regulation of gene expression in eukaryotic cells. HDACs catalyze the removal of acetyl groups from lysines near the N-termini of histones. Human HDACs have been implicated in a variety of human diseases such as cardiomyopathy, osteodystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders, aging and cancer. Expression of HDAC8 is restricted to cells showing smooth muscle differentiation in normal human tissue and is a novel marker of smooth muscle differentiation. Like other class I and II HDAC members, the activity of HDAC8 is sensitive to HDAC inhibitor Trichostatin A (TSA).
Recommended Dilutions: Western Blot: 1-5 µg/ml