Catalog Number: 1396
Alternate Names: 4-HPR
Chemical Name: N-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)retinamide
Biological Activity
Synthetic retinoid agonist. Antiproliferative, antioxidant and anticancer agent with a long half-life in vivo. Apoptotic effects appear to be mediated by a mechanism distinct from that of 'classical' retinoids.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Pharmacokinetics of all-trans retinoic acid, 13-cis retinoic acid, and fenretinide in plasma and brain of rat.
    Le Doze et al.
    Drug Metab.Dispos., 2000;28:205
  2. Fenretinide and its relation to cancer.
    Ulukaya and Wood
    Cancer Treat.Rev., 1999;25:229
  3. Antioxidant properties of N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (fenretinide).
    Biol.Pharm.Bull., 2000;23:222

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Fenretinide include:

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  1. Impaired aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 subfamily member 2A-dependent retinoic acid signaling is related with a mesenchymal-like phenotype and an unfavorable prognosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
    Authors: Seidensaal Et al.
    Am J Pathol
  2. Retinoic acid receptor alpha is associated with tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer.
    Authors: Johansson Et al.
    Nat Commun
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