Retinoids--which dermatological indications will benefit in the near future?

  title={Retinoids--which dermatological indications will benefit in the near future?},
  author={C C Zouboulis},
  journal={Skin pharmacology and applied skin physiology},
  volume={14 5},
  • C C Zouboulis
  • Published 2001 in Skin pharmacology and applied skin physiology
Retinoids are compounds with pleiotropic functions and a relatively selective targeting of certain skin structures. They are vitamins, because retinol (vitamin A) is not synthesized in the body and must be derived from diet, but also hormones with intracrine activity, because retinol is transformed into molecules that bind to nuclear receptors, exhibit their activity, and are subsequently inactivated. Retinoids exert their effects on target cells by binding and activating nuclear retinoid… CONTINUE READING
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