Discontinued Product

Tazarotene (Cat. No. 3997) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Receptor-selective retinoid; binds RAR-β and -γ
Chemical Name: 6-[2-(3,4-Dihydro-4,4-dimethyl-2H-1-benzothiopyran-6-yl)ethynyl]-3-pyridinecarboxylic acid ethyl ester
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Tazarotene

Receptor-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.

Technical Data for Tazarotene

M. Wt 351.46
Formula C21H21NO2S
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 118292-40-3
PubChem ID 5381
Smiles CC1(C)C2=C(C=CC(C#CC3=NC=C(C(OCC)=O)C=C3)=C2)SCC1

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References for Tazarotene

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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

Orlandi et al (2004) Evidence of increased apoptosis and reduced proliferation in basal cell carcinomas treated with tazar. J.Invest.Dermatol. 122 1037 PMID: 15102095

Son et al (2009) Expression and mutation analysis of TIG1 (Tazarotene-induced gene 1) in human gastric cancer. Oncol.Res. 17 571 PMID: 19806788

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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.