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Descriptor English: Lignans
Descriptor Spanish: Lignanos
Descriptor Portuguese: Lignanas
Descriptor French: Lignanes
Entry term(s): Lignan
Neolignan
Neolignans
Tree number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.140.450
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017705
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: do not confuse with LIGNIN, also found in plants
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Lignin (1990-1993)
Plant Extracts (1981-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 94; LIGNANS was indexed under LIGNIN 1990-93 & PLANT EXTRACTS 1979-89
Online Note: use LIGNANS (NM) to search LIGNANS 1980-93
History Note: 94; was LIGNANS (NM) 1979-93
DeCS ID: 31342
Unique ID: D017705
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/02/16
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Lignans - Preferred
Concept UI M0026769
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Lignans
Entry term(s) Lignan
Neolignans - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0026770
Preferred term Neolignans
Entry term(s) Neolignan



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