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geroquinol     2-[(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta- 2,6...

Synonyms: Gerochinolo, Geroquinolum, CHEMBL459815, SureCN557012, CPD-9319, ...
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Disease relevance of Geranylhydroquinone

  • Geranyl(hydro)quinone and related substances, including the geranylhydroquinone geroquinol (INN), which has been introduced as a radioprotective agent, are potent allergens and probably are more often the cause of allergic eczema than is apparent from the literature [1].

High impact information on Geranylhydroquinone


  1. Contact allergy to Phacelia spp. (Hydrophyllaceae). Ippen, H. Dermatologic clinics. (1990) [Pubmed]
  2. Geranylhydroquinone 3"-hydroxylase, a cytochrome P-450 monooxygenase from Lithospermum erythrorhizon cell suspension cultures. Yamamoto, H., Inoue, K., Li, S.M., Heide, L. Planta (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. A potent contact allergen of Phacelia (Hydrophyllaceae). Reynolds, G., Epstein, W., Terry, D., Rodriguez, E. Contact Derm. (1980) [Pubmed]
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