retinoid

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retinoid

[′ret·ən‚ȯid]
(biochemistry)
The set of molecules composing vitamin A and its synthetic analogs, such as retinal or retinyl acetate.
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CYP26 inhibitors are expected to raise endogenous levels of both all-trans and 9-cis retinoic acid in cells expressing the enzyme and thereby activate both RAR and RXR nuclear receptor pathways in a cell- and tissue-specific fashion.
The vitamin A derivative known as 9-cis retinoic acid may prevent abnormal lung histology from progressing to lung cancer in former smokers, Dr.
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