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Description: RARβ and RARγ agonist
Alternative Names: CD 271,Differin
Chemical Name: 6-(4-Methoxy-3-tricyclo[,7]dec-1-ylphenyl)-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (2)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Adapalene

Adapalene is a retinoic acid analog that is a RARβ and RARγ agonist (AC50 values are 2.2, 9.3, 22 and > 1000 nM for RARβ, RARγ, RARα and RXRα receptors respectively). Inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in colorectal cancer cell in vitro. Displays comedolytic activity.

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Technical Data for Adapalene

M. Wt 412.52
Formula C28H28O3
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 106685-40-9
PubChem ID 60164
Smiles COC1=CC=C(C3=CC=C(C=C(C(O)=O)C=C4)C4=C3)C=C1C25CC(C6)CC(CC6C5)C2

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Solubility Data for Adapalene

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 10.31 25

Preparing Stock Solutions for Adapalene

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 412.52. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.25 mM 9.7 mL 48.48 mL 96.96 mL
1.25 mM 1.94 mL 9.7 mL 19.39 mL
2.5 mM 0.97 mL 4.85 mL 9.7 mL
12.5 mM 0.19 mL 0.97 mL 1.94 mL

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References for Adapalene

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Shroot et al (1997) Pharmacology and chemistry of adap. J.Am.Acad.Dermatol. 36 S96 PMID: 9204085

Millikan (2000) Adapalene: an update on newer comparative studies between the various retinoids. Int.J.Dermatol. 39 784 PMID: 11095202

Ocker et al (2003) The synthetic retinoid adap. inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells in vitro. Int.J.Cancer 107 453 PMID: 14506747

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2 Citations for Adapalene

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Adapalene include:

Dhandapani et al (2011) Retinoic acid enhances TRAIL-induced apoptosis in cancer cells by upregulating TRAIL receptor 1 expression. Drug Des Devel Ther 71 5245 PMID: 21685476

Huk et al (2013) Increased dietary intake of vitamin A promotes aortic valve calcification in vivo. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33 285 PMID: 23202364

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Literature in this Area

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Retinoid Receptors Scientific Review

Retinoid Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Alexander Moise, this review summarizes the nature of retinoid receptors, their isotype and isoform variants and modulation of retinoid signaling. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.