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Vitamin A

Item № 20241
CAS № 68-26-8
Purity ≥98%
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                (CAS 68-26-8)
     50 mg $25.00 0.00
     100 mg $40.00 0.00
     250 mg $88.00 0.00
     500 mg $113.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-03-19. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • all-trans Retinol
  • all-trans Vitamin A
  • NSC 122759
  • Vitamin A1 alcohol

Vitamin A, also known as all-trans retinol, is an intermediate in retinol metabolism in animals. It is metabolized to retinoic acid (Item No. 11017), a ligand for both the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and the retinoid X receptor (RXR). RAR and RXR heterodimerize and act as ligand-dependent transcriptional regulators, with roles in development, reproduction, immunity, organogenesis, and cancer.1,2,3

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Technical Information
Formal Name
CAS Number
  • all-trans Retinol
  • all-trans Vitamin A
  • NSC 122759
  • Vitamin A1 alcohol
Molecular Formula
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
InChI Code
InChI Key

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1. Duong, V., and Rochette-Egly, C. The molecular physiology of nuclear retinoic acid receptors. From health to disease Biochim Biophys. Acta. 1812(8), 1023-1031 (2011).

2. Rochette-Egly, C., and Germain, P. Dynamic and combinatorial control of gene expression by nuclear retinoic acid receptors (RARs) Nucl. Recept. Signal 7, 1-18 (2009).

3. Dollé, P. Developmental expression of retinoic acid receptors (RARs) Nucl. Recept. Signal 7, 1-13 (2009).

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