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Descriptor English:   Lignans 
Descriptor Spanish:   Lignanos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Lignanas 
Synonyms English:   Neolignans  
Tree Number:   D02.455.426.559.389.140.450
Definition English:   A class of dibenzylbutane derivatives which occurs in higher plants and in fluids (bile, serum, urine, etc.) in man and other animals. These compounds, which have a potential anti-cancer role, can be synthesized in vitro by human fecal flora. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed) 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with LIGNIN, also found in plants
History Note English:   94; was LIGNANS (NM) 1979-93 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BI biosynthesis
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification EC economics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UR urine  
Record Number:   31342 
Unique Identifier:   D017705 

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