Cat. No. 3997
Chemical Name: 6-[2-(3,4-Dihydro-4,4-dimethyl-2H-1
Biological ActivityReceptor-selective acetylenic retinoid; binds at retinoid acid receptors (RAR) -β and -γ. Topically used for the treatment of skin disorders, particularly psoriasis and acne. Implicated in the treatment of basal cell carcinomas; induces upregulation of Bax in vivo. Exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic activity. Upregulates TIGs (Tazarotene-induced genes), including the cell adhesion molecule TIG1 and the tumor-suppressor TIG3.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Son et al (2009) Expression and mutation analysis of TIG1 (Tazarotene-induced gene 1) in human gastric cancer. Oncol.Res. 17 571. PMID: 19806788.
Orlandi et al (2004) Evidence of increased apoptosis and reduced proliferation in basal cell carcinomas treated with Tazarotene. J.Invest.Dermatol. 122 1037. PMID: 15102095.
Higuchi et al (2003) Induction of TIG3, a putative class II tumor suppressor gene, by retinoic acid in head and neck and lungcarcinoma cells and its association with suppression of the transformed phenotype. Oncogene 22 4627. PMID: 12879006.
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Keywords: Tazarotene, supplier, receptor-selective, retinoid, RARbeta, RARgamma, retinoic, acid, receptor, treats, skin, conditions, Tocris Bioscience, Retinoic Acid Receptor Agonist products
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