Synthesis and biological activities of new heterocyclic aromatic retinoids

P. Diaz, S. Michel, L. Stella, B. Charpentier

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A series of 3-aryl-2H-1-benzopyrancarboxylic acid derivatives was synthesized and evaluated as Retinoic Acid Receptor (RAR) agonists. By modifications of the 3-aryl group, we have obtained new retinoids exhibiting potent cellular differentiating activities and high affinities for RARs. Moreover, hydrogenation of the 2H-1-benzopyran ring led to the 3-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-5,5,8,8,-tetramethyl -naphthalen-2-yl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-7-yl carboxylic acid, characterized by a RARβ binding profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2289-2294
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 9 1997


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