• Vitamin A and its newly developed synthetic analogues recently have been demonstrated to have profound effects on disorders of keratinization, sebaceous gland function, and cancer. In separate sections of this article, we review the history, chemistry, metabolism, mechanism of action, toxicity, and clinical applications of both the naturally occurring and synthetic retinoids.
(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:160-180)
Elias PM, Williams ML. Retinoids, Cancer, and the Skin. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(3):160-180. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650030038018