3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is a common substance in the medical field. It belongs to organic acids. Then, what roles can it play in the medical field? 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid mainly plays an important role in inhibiting and preventing cancer, both of which are very important for our health.
3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid can inhibit substances that cause atherosclerosis and reduce the probability of atherosclerosis, which can play such a role silently in our daily tea habit. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is good for us, but too much of it does not necessarily bring benefits and may be a burden to our bodies.
Cancer is a kind of disease with a relatively high mortality rate at present. There are many kinds of cancer. When some cancer is discovered, it is often in the middle and late stage, and there will be no obvious symptoms in the early stage. Can 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid play a preventive role in cancer? As a matter of fact, protocatechuic acid has a potential chemical protective effect, which can help us inhibit some chemical carcinogens in vitro. At the same time, it can also play an anti-proliferation and apoptotic role. Therefore, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid will be used in some antiviral drugs.