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 09/10/2015. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/FamilyDisplayForward?familyId=85.

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Spedding M, Peters JA and Harmar AJ, CGTP Collaborators. (2013) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14: Nuclear Hormone Receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 170: 1652–1675.