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Description: Potent and selective RXR agonist
Alternative Names: LGD 1069
Chemical Name: 4-[1-(5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-3,5,5,8,8-pentamethyl-2-naphthalenyl)ethenyl]benzoic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (3)
Reviews (1)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Bexarotene

Bexarotene is a potent and selective RXR agonist (EC50 values are 24, 25 and 33 nM for RXRβ, RXRγ and RXRα, respectively). Exhibits >300-fold selectivity for RXR over RAR receptors. Inhibits tumor cell invasion and migration in vitro, and inhibits metastasis and angiogenesis in mouse models. Also promotes brown adipogenic differentiation and induces brown adipogenic reprogramming from myoblasts.

Technical Data for Bexarotene

M. Wt 348.48
Formula C24H28O2
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 153559-49-0
PubChem ID 82146
Smiles CC(CCC(C)2C)(C)C1=C2C=C(C)C(C(C3=CC=C(C(O)=O)C=C3)=C)=C1

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Solubility Data for Bexarotene

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 34.85 100
ethanol 6.97 20 with gentle warming

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.87 mL 14.35 mL 28.7 mL
5 mM 0.57 mL 2.87 mL 5.74 mL
10 mM 0.29 mL 1.43 mL 2.87 mL
50 mM 0.06 mL 0.29 mL 0.57 mL

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References for Bexarotene

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

Boehm et al (1994) Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of novel retinoid X receptor-selective retinoids. J.Med.Chem. 37 2930 PMID: 8071941

Yen et al (2006) A selective retinoid X receptor agonist bexar. (LGD1069, Targretin) inhibits angiogenesis and metastasis in solid tumours. Br.J.Cancer 94 654 PMID: 16495926

Nie et al (2017) Brown adipogenic reprogramming induced by a small molecule. Cell Rep. 18 624 PMID: 28099842

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3 Citations for Bexarotene

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

J David et al (2022) Retinoid-X receptor agonists increase thyroid hormone competence in lower jaw remodeling of pre-metamorphic Xenopus laevis tadpoles. PLoS One 17 e0266946 PMID: 35417489

Hebert (2017) Effects of retinoic acid signaling on extraocular muscle myogenic precursor cells in vitro. Exp Cell Res 361 101 PMID: 29017757

McCullough et al (2018) Cell-type-specific interrogation of CeA Drd2 neurons to identify targets for pharmacological modulation of fear extinction. Transl Psychiatry 8 164 PMID: 30135420

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CeA Drd2 neurons to identify targets for pharmacological modulation of fear extinction.
By Anonymous on 02/08/2020
Assay Type: In Vivo
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: Rosa26 fs-TRAP (B6.129S4-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(CAG-EGFP/Rpl10a,-birA)Wtp/J)

Bexarotene has limited solubility in water, thus it was dissolved in pure DMSO prior to injection and injected i.p. at 50 mg/kg in a volume of 0.03 ml using an insulin syringe.

PMID: 30135420
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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.