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A potent lipoxygenase inhibitor that interferes with arachidonic acid metabolism. The compound also inhibits formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase, carboxylesterase, and cyclooxygenase to a lesser extent. It also serves as an antioxidant in fats and oils.

Year introduced: 2014(1987)

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Tree Number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.140.450.582, D02.455.426.559.389.657.166.550

MeSH Unique ID: D009637

Registry Number: 7BO8G1BYQU

Entry Terms:

  • (R*,S*)-4,4'-(2,3-Dimethylbutane-1,4-diyl)bispyrocatechol
  • Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
  • Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, (R*,S*)-Isomer
  • Dihydronorguaiaretic Acid
  • meso-Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
  • Acid, meso-Nordihydroguaiaretic
  • meso Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
  • Actinex

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