lignan


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lignan

Alternative pharmacology
Any of a number of substances found in flaxseed oil that are claimed to have anti-carcinogenic properties.

lignan

(lig'nan)
A steroid-like chemical found in flaxseed and related plants that may be beneficial in the management of hormone-sensitive illnesses.
See: phytoestrogen
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Lignans isolated from this plant have proved to be interesting compounds for their possible antitumor, anti HIV and Ca 2+ antagonist activity (Zhiping, 2004).
The phytoestrogens examined included soya isoflavones, lignans and enterolignans including equol and coumestrol into the analysis.
Sesamin, a sesame lignan, is a potent inducer of hepatic fatty acid oxidation in the rat.
Hendrich developed the study with ISU master's student Kai Ling Kong and doctoral graduates Zhong Ye, Xianai Wu, and Sun-Ok Lee to determine whether the main lignan in flaxseed, secoisolariciresinol diglucoside, could lower cholesterol.
Studies have shown antioxidant activity of flaxseed lignan, SDG; however, few studies have investigated the antioxidant function of flaxseed lignan in immune responses.
The face scrub, shave cream, aftershave balm and aftershave contain flaxseed lignan extract to prevent razor burn, witch hazel to tighten pores, and oat protein and organic aloe vera to soothe and hydrate.
Sesamin is a kind of lignan compound which is contained only in sesame seeds.
Professor Kueh Yakoyeow (Chinese University of Hong Kong) is the recipient of a Festschrift edited by Professors Ho Lok-Sang (Lignan University) and Robert Ash (SOAS, London) entitled China, Hong Kong and the World Economy: Studies on Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 4 August 2006, ISBN 1403987424) with forewords by Professor Joseph C.
Manufacturers add ground-up flaxseed hulls, called "particulate," to their flaxseed oil to boost its lignan content.
Antibiotics reduce the activity of colonic microflora and thereby promote increased faecal losses of phytoestrogens; individuals without an intact colon also have low plasma and urinary lignan concentrations demonstrating the importance of the microflora in the bioavailability of phytoestrogens.
Thus, systems and methods are provided for the recombinant expression of secoisolariciresinol dehydrogenases that may be used to facilitate the production, isolation and purification of significant quantities of recombinant secoisolariciresinol dehydrogenase for subsequent use, to obtain expression or enhanced expression of secoisolariciresinol dehydrogenase in plants in order to enhance, or otherwise alter, lignan biosynthesis, or may be employed for the regulation or expression of secoisolariciresinol dehydrogenase.