Keratolytic Agents

Agents that soften, separate, and cause desquamation of the cornified epithelium or horny layer of skin. They are used to expose mycelia of infecting fungi or to treat corns, warts, and certain other skin diseases.
DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB00936Salicylic acidAn acid used to treat acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, and warts.
DB06815PyrithioneAn antimicrobial agent used for the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
DB11082Coal tarRelieving itching, irritation, redness, dryness, scaling, and flaking of the skin caused by psoriasis, seborrhea, or eczema.
DB00459AcitretinAn oral retinoid used in the treatment of severe 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.
DB00926EtretinateFor the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults.
DB01179PodofiloxA topical agent used for the treatment of external genital warts and perianal warts.
DB03085Glycolic acidNot Available
DB09094PodophyllinA cytotoxic agent used for the removal of soft genital (venereal) warts (condylomata acuminata).
DB03904UreaA keratolytic emollient used to treat hyperkeratotic lesions and moisturize the skin.
DB09096Benzoyl peroxideAn antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent used for the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris and rosacea.
DB09353OctasulfurAn ingredient of various cosmetic preparations for its keratolytic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB00936Salicylic acidSerum albumincarrier
DB00936Salicylic acidProstaglandin G/H synthase 1target
DB00936Salicylic acidProstaglandin G/H synthase 2target
DB00936Salicylic acidAldo-keto reductase family 1 member C1target
DB00936Salicylic acidSolute carrier family 22 member 6transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidSolute carrier family 22 member 10transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidSolute carrier family 22 member 8transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidSolute carrier family 22 member 11transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 2B1transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidMonocarboxylate transporter 1transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidSolute carrier family 22 member 7transporter
DB00936Salicylic acidCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
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
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
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
DB01179PodofiloxDNA topoisomerase 2-alphatarget
DB01179PodofiloxTubulin alpha-4A chaintarget
DB01179PodofiloxTubulin beta chaintarget
DB03085Glycolic acidGlucose-6-phosphate 1-dehydrogenasetarget
DB03085Glycolic acidGlycine oxidasetarget
DB03904UreaArginase-1target
DB03904UreaCarbonic anhydrase 2target
DB03904UreaStructural polyproteintarget
DB03904UreaCatenin beta-1target
DB03904UreaSulfoxide reductase catalytic subunit YedYtarget
DB03904UreaDihydrofolate reductasetarget
DB03904UreaUrea transporter 2transporter
DB03904UreaUrea transporter 1transporter