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Chapter 27

Retinoic Acids and their Biological Functions

At least four geometric isomers of retinoic acid (RA) occur in tissues: all-trans-RA (atRA); 9-cis-RA (9cRA); 13-cis-RA (13cRA); 9,13-di-cis-RA (9,13dcRA)(Kane et al 2005). atRA and 9cRA both activate the nuclear receptors, RA receptors α, β and γ(RARα, -β and -γ). atRA also activates the peroxisome...

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Print publication date
30 Aug 2012
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2012
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978-1-84973-368-7
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978-1-84973-550-6