Catalog Number: 3409
Alternate Names: BMS 189453
Chemical Name: 4-[(1E)-2-(5,6-Dihydro-5,5-dimethyl-8-phenyl-2-naphthalenyl)ethenyl]-benzoic acid
Biological Activity
Synthetic retinoid. Retinoic acid receptor β (RARβ) agonist in vivo; RARα and RARγ antagonist in vitro. Inhibits breast cell proliferation by inducing active transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) and causes G1 arrest.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. RAR-specific agonist/antagonists which dissociate transactivation and AP1 transrepression inhibit anchorage-independent cell proliferation.
    Chen et al.
    EMBO J., 1995;14:1187
  2. The retinoic acid receptor antagonist, BMS543, inhibits normal breast cell growth by inducing active TGFB and causing cell cycle arrest.
    Yang et al.
    Oncogene, 2001;20:8025
  3. Commitment of mouse embryonic stem cells to the adipocyte lineage requires retinoic acid receptor beta and active GSK3.
    Monteiro et al.
    Stem Cells Dev., 2009;18:457
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