1B. Retinoic acid receptors

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Retinoic acid receptors (nomenclature as agreed by the NC-IUPHAR Subcommittee on Nuclear Hormone Receptors [5]) are nuclear hormone receptors of the NR1B family activated by the vitamin A-derived agonists tretinoin (ATRA) and alitretinoin, and the RAR-selective synthetic agonists TTNPB and adapalene. BMS493 is a family-selective antagonist [6].


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Database page citation:

1B. Retinoic acid receptors. Accessed on 24/02/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/FamilyDisplayForward?familyId=85.

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Cidlowski JA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Nuclear hormone receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5956-5978.