Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, (R*,S*)-Isomer
meso Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
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.