Synonyms: Zeranol; α-Zearalanol; a-Zearalenol;
Chemical names: Alpha-Zearalenol;
Alpha-Zearalanol is a minor analogue of the zearalenone family of mycotoxins.
Macrolide.Mycotoxin - Zearalenone groupFito-estrogen
Phytoestrogen alpha-zearalanol improves vascular function in ovariectomized hyperhomocvsteinemic rats.
Phytoestrogen [alpha]-zearalanol inhibits atherogenesis and improves lipid profile in ovariectomized cholesterol-fed rabbits. Endocrine, v.25, no.2, 2004 Nov, p.121(9) (ISSN: 1355-008X)
Zeranol is approved for use as a growth promoter in livestock, including beef cattle, under the brand name Ralgro . Its application is not approved for use in the European Union. However, it is marketed under the brand name Ralone