retinoid X receptor

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retinoid X receptor

receptor for retinoic acids; has less affinity for retinoic acid than the retinoic acid receptors; function is not yet well understood.

retinoid X receptor

One of 2 receptors for retinoids; RXR plays a key role in organ development, in particular of the skin. Cf Retinoic acid receptor.

ret·i·noid X re·cep·tor

(ret'i-noyd rĕ-sep'tŏr)
Receptor for retinoic acids; has less affinity for retinoic acid than the retinoic acid receptors; function is not yet well understood.
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The phosphorylation site located in the A region of retinoic X receptor alpha is required for the antiproliferative effect of retinoic acid (RA) and the activation of RA target genes in F9 cells.
1994), and changes in this gene are likely to affect endogenous levels of fatty acids known to activate the retinoic X receptor, thereby modulating gene expression (Issemann et al.
There are two members of retinoic acid receptors: retinoic acid receptors (RAR) and retinoic X receptors (RXR).
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