Definition of Retinoic Acid Agent

A group of agents that includes retinol (Vitamin A) and related compounds with potential antineoplastic and/or chemopreventive activities. A retinoic acid agent binds to and/or activates specific nuclear retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and retinoid X receptors (RXRs), thereby modulating transcription of genes responsible for cell differentiation and proliferation. A retinoic acid agent may exhibit immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties and may inhibit ornithine decarboxylase, resulting in a decrease in polyamine synthesis and keratinization. (NCI04)

Retinoic Acid Agent is from the group

Differentiation Inducer

Other Names for Retinoic Acid Agent

Retinoic Acid Agent
Retinoic Acid and Derivatives
Retinoic Acids
Retinoid
Retinoids
retinoid

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