A member of the class of benzoic acids that is benzoic acid substituted by a formyl group at position 3, a hydroxy group at position 5 and a 2,6-dihydroxybenzoyl group at position 4. Isolated from Penicillium purpurogenum, it exhibits antiviral activity.
This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
An EC 1.14.14.* (oxidoreductase acting on paired donors, incorporating of 1 atom of oxygen, with reduced flavin or flavoprotein as one donor) inhibitor which interferes with the action of aromatase (EC 188.8.131.52) and so reduces production of estrogenic steroid hormones.