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Quinones make them distasteful, so the insects evolve to produce more of them and to produce other defensive chemicals, including hydroquinones.
The depression becomes a reservoir with secretory glands supplying hydroquinones into it.
By a comparison with menadione (which has one hydroxyl group less) it was suggested that plumbagin may prevent NADPH and ascorbate-induced microsomal lipid peroxidation by forming hydroquinones.
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3. Hydrogen peroxide becomes mixed with the hydroquinones.