A group of tetraterpenes, with four terpene units joined head-to-tail. Biologically active members of this class are used clinically in the treatment of severe cystic ACNE; PSORIASIS; and other disorders of keratinization.
DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB00459AcitretinAn oral retinoid used in the treatment of severe psoriasis.
DB00523AlitretinoinA vitamin A derivative used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma and used off label to treat chronic hand eczema and psoriasis.
DB00755TretinoinA vitamin A derivative used to treat acne vulgaris, certain types of promyelocytic leukemia, and fine wrinkles.
DB00799TazaroteneAn acetylenic retinoid used to treat fine wrinkles, mottled pigmentation of the skin, acne vulgaris, and plaque psoriasis.
DB00982IsotretinoinA retinoid used to treat severe recalcitrant acne.
DB00162Vitamin AA vitamin important for retinal function that is used clinically to correct vitamin A deficiency.
DB00926EtretinateFor the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults.
DB026994-OxoretinolNot Available
DB05076FenretinideInvestigated for use/treatment in macular degeneration.
DB08455Ro 12-7310Not Available
DB12112Zuretinol acetateZuretinol acetate has been used in trials studying the treatment of Impaired Dark Adaptation, RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa), Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), and LCA (Leber Congenital Amaurosis).
DB13368MotretinideNot Annotated
DB1409713-cis-12-(3'-Carboxyphenyl)retinoic acidNot Annotated
DB00210AdapaleneA topical retinoid agent used for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
DB00307BexaroteneA retinoid drug used for cutaneous manifestations of T-cell lymphoma in patients who have not responded well to previous systemic therapy.
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB00459AcitretinRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00459AcitretinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00459AcitretinRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00459AcitretinRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00459AcitretinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00459AcitretinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00459AcitretinSerum albumincarrier
DB00459AcitretinRetinol-binding protein 1target
DB00523AlitretinoinRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00523AlitretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00523AlitretinoinRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00523AlitretinoinRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00523AlitretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00523AlitretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00523AlitretinoinCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 2carrier
DB00523AlitretinoinCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1carrier
DB00523AlitretinoinP-glycoprotein 1transporter
DB00523AlitretinoinInsulin-like growth factor-binding protein 3target
DB00523AlitretinoinPregnancy-specific beta-1-glycoprotein 5target
DB00523AlitretinoinCytochrome P450 26C1target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinal dehydrogenase 1target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid-induced protein 3target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00755TretinoinNuclear receptor subfamily 0 group B member 1target
DB00755TretinoinRetinal dehydrogenase 2target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor responder protein 1target
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1transporter
DB00755TretinoinCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 2transporter
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2B6enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2A6enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2C18enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 4A11enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00755TretinoinLipocalin-1target
DB00755TretinoinOdorant-binding protein 2atarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinol-binding protein 4target
DB00755TretinoinSerum albumincarrier
DB00755Tretinoin[Pyruvate dehydrogenase [lipoamide]] kinase isozyme 4, mitochondrialtarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 26A1target
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 26B1target
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 26C1target
DB00755TretinoinHematopoietic prostaglandin D synthasetarget
DB00799TazaroteneRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00799TazaroteneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00799TazaroteneRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00799TazaroteneRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00799TazaroteneCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00982IsotretinoinRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00982IsotretinoinSerum albumincarrier
DB00982IsotretinoinRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00982IsotretinoinCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 12target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 1target
DB00162Vitamin A11-cis retinol dehydrogenasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 13target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 3target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 5carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinoid-binding protein 7carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 4carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 2carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinal dehydrogenase 2target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinal dehydrogenase 1target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinaldehyde-binding protein 1target
DB00162Vitamin ALecithin retinol acyltransferasetarget
DB00162Vitamin AShort-chain dehydrogenase/reductase 3target
DB00162Vitamin AAldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 member A3target
DB00162Vitamin AAll-trans-retinol 13,14-reductasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 11target
DB00162Vitamin ADehydrogenase/reductase SDR family member 4target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 14target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 8target
DB00162Vitamin ACytochrome P450 26A1enzyme
DB00162Vitamin AApolipoprotein Dtarget
DB00162Vitamin AHematopoietic prostaglandin D synthasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ASerum albumincarrier
DB00926EtretinateRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00926EtretinateRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00926EtretinateRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00926EtretinateRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00926EtretinateRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00926EtretinateRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00926EtretinateCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1carrier
DB00926EtretinateCytochrome P450 19A1enzyme
DB05076FenretinideRetinol-binding protein 4carrier
DB08455Ro 12-7310Cellular retinoic acid-binding protein 2carrier
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00210AdapaleneProstaglandin G/H synthase 2target
DB00307BexaroteneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00307BexaroteneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00307BexaroteneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00307BexaroteneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00307BexaroteneCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme