tetra-O-methyl nordihydroguaiaretic acid

Definition / meaning of tetra-O-methyl nordihydroguaiaretic acid

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks proteins needed for cancer growth. It is a type of transcriptional inhibitor. Also called EM-1421 and tetra-O-methyl NDGA.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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