1. Hinokitiol can inhibit ultraviolet B-induced apoptosis in keratinocytes and strongly suggest that the inhibitory mechanism is due to the antioxidant activity of metallothionein induced by the agent.
2. Hinokitiol has antibacterial effect , it can inhibit all Staphylococcus aureus isolates with MICs of 1.56-3.13 mg/L.
3. Hinokitiol has antifungal activity against 51 Malassezia pachydermatis strains, it is an inexpensive and safe treatment with anti-inflammatory and deodorant effects that can be recommended as an effective remedy for canine otitis externa.
4. beta-thujaplicin (Hinokitiol) has ability to extract mitochondrial Mg++ and the prevention of the effects of beta-thujaplicin by an excess of Mg++ in the medium, suggests a common mode of action of beta-thujaplicin as a lipophilic chelator of Mg++ and other divalent cations.