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Paper | Special issue | Vol 103, No. 1, 2021, pp.267-283
Published online, 12th May, 2020
DOI: 10.3987/COM-20-S(K)8
Concise Preparation and Biological Evaluations of 9-cis-Retinoic Acid Analogues Having an Aromatic Ring

Takashi Okitsu,* Kinya Iwatsuka, Kimie Nakagawa, Toshio Okano, and Akimori Wada*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Kobe Pharmaceutical University, 4-19-1, Motoyamakita, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8558, Japan

Abstract

A series of 9-cis-retinoic acid analogues having an aromatic ring were prepared in only two steps, and were evaluated for transcriptional activities with retinoic acid response element (RARE) and retinoid X response element (RXRE). Among them, compound 6c, bearing a 2-naphthyl substituent, exhibited the highest transcriptional activity with RXR selectivity.