Agent Name

Lucidin

CAS Number

478-08-0

Formula

C15-H10-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,3-Dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)anthraquinone; Anthraquinone, 1,3-dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-; Henine; Lucidin (quinone); 9,10-Anthracenedione, 1,3-dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)- (9CI); [ChemIDplus] Madder root; [HSDB]

Category

Plant Toxins

Sources/Uses

A hydroxyanthraquinone component of Rubia tinctorum (madder root) and several other plants; Used in traditional herbal medicines; [IARC]

Comments

Anthraquinone is a toxic component of plants that can cause diarrhea, GI bleeding, kidney injury, dyspnea, and seizures; [Olson, p. 376]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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