retinoic acid

retinoic acid
A form of vitamin A that is made by the body, and can also be made in the laboratory. It is used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia, usually together with other drugs, and to treat acne. It is being studied in the treatment and prevention of other types of cancer. Also called all-trans retinoic acid, ATRA, tretinoin, and vitamin A acid.

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  • Retinoic acid — Ret in*o ic ac id, n. (Chem.) A retinoid compound ({C20H28O2}), closely related to vitamin A. It is also called {tretinoin} and {vitamin A acid}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retinoic acid — [ret΄ n ō′ik] n. a vitamin A derivative, C20H28O2, used in the treatment of acne, skin wrinkles, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • retinoic acid — [ret΄ n ō′ik] n. a vitamin A derivative, C20H28O2, used in the treatment of acne, skin wrinkles, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Retinoic acid — For all trans retinoic acid as a drug, see Tretinoin. For 9 cis retinoic acid as a drug, see Alitretinoin. For 13 cis retinoic acid as a drug, see Isotretinoin. All trans retinoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • retinoic acid — (= vitamin A) The aldehyde (retinal) has long been known to be involved in photoreception, but retinoic acid has other roles. There are cytoplasmic retinoic acid binding proteins and retinoic acid response elements that regulate gene… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • retinoic acid — Vitamin A1 acid; retinal in which the terminal –CHO has been oxidized to a –COOH; used topically in the treatment of acne; plays an important role in growth and differentiation. SYN: vitamin A1 acid. 13 cis r. the retinoid most used in the U.S.… …   Medical dictionary

  • retinoic acid — noun A derivative of vitamin A, used in the treatment of acne; it is essential for bone and tissue development. Syn: vitamin A acid See Also: all trans ret …   Wiktionary

  • Retinoic acid receptor alpha — Retinoic acid receptor, alpha PDB rendering based on 1dkf …   Wikipedia

  • Retinoic acid receptor gamma — Retinoic acid receptor, gamma PDB rendering based on 1dsz …   Wikipedia

  • Retinoic acid receptor beta — Retinoic acid receptor, beta PDB rendering based on 1dsz …   Wikipedia

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