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Compound Summary for: CID 444795

Tretinoin

Also known as: Retinoic acid; Vitamin A acid; trans-Retinoic acid; all-trans-Retinoic acid; 302-79-4; ATRA; Retin-A; Airol; Dermairol
Molecular Formula: C20H28O2   Molecular Weight: 300.43512   InChIKey: SHGAZHPCJJPHSC-YCNIQYBTSA-N
An important regulator of GENE EXPRESSION during growth and development, and in NEOPLASMS. Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid and derived from maternal VITAMIN A, is essential for normal GROWTH; and EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. An excess of tretinoin can be teratogenic. It is used in the treatment of PSORIASIS; ACNE VULGARIS; and several other SKIN DISEASES. It has also been approved for use in promyelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, PROMYELOCYTIC, ACUTE).   From: MeSH
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