Cat. No. 5513

Isotretinoin C20H28O2 [4759-48-2]

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Alternative Names: 13-cis-retinoic acid, Accutane

Chemical Name: 13-cis-Retinoic acid

Biological Activity

Endogenous agonist for retinoic acid receptors. Promotes neurite outgrowth, cell differentiation and inhibits proliferation in a neuroblastoma cell line. Also increases protein expression levels of MYCN and retinoic acid receptor-β. Anti-inflammatory.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 20 mM in ethanol
>99 %
Store at -20°C

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Sonawane et al (2014) Metabolic characteristics of 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin) and anti-tumour activity of the 13-cis-retinoic acid metabolite 4-oxo-13-cis-retinoic acid in neuroblastoma. Br.J.Pharmacol. 171 5330. PMID: 25039756.

Diamandis et al (2007) Chemical genetics reveals a complex functional ground state of neural stem cells. Nat.Chem.Biol. 3 268. PMID: 17417631.

Blaner et al (2001) Cellular metabolism and actions of 13-cis-retinoic acid. J.Am.Acad.Dermatol. 45 S129. PMID: 11606944.

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