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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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Effects of dietary flaxseed lignan extract on symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Flaxseed is a rich source of the polyunsaturated fat alpha-linolenic acid and the richest-known dietary source of lignans (phytoestrogens), particularly secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG).
The physical and spectral data of all the previously isolated compounds (1-12) including the ID, 2D NMR and MS were found in the supplementary data while the rare lignan Pinoresinol-4-O -[6"-O-(E)-feruloyl]-[beta]-D-glucopyranoside (13) was isolated as a pale yellow-white powder; with [R.
Seidel, Flaxseed and its Lignan and Oil Components Reduce Mammary Tumor Growth at a Late Stage of Carcinogenesis.
Raimundo JM, Trindade APF, Velozo LSM, Kaplan MAC, Takashi-Sudo R, Zapata-Sudo G (2009) The Lignan Eudesmin Extracted from Piper truncatum Induced Vascular Relaxation via Activation of Endothelial Histamine H, Receptors.
Anticancer activity of lignan from the aerial parts of Saussurea salicifolia (L.
MD Nutri Hair, meanwhile, is plant-based and contains lilac extract to provide a protective barrier, as well as collagen, flaxseed, lignan powder, vitamin E, niacin and biotin.
2010) reported that lignans are important plant phenolic compounds and lignan extracts showed antimicrobial activity against various microorganisms.
Hypocholesterolemic and anti atherosclerotic effect of flax lignan complex isolated from flax seed.
Writing not only for professionals in the field of biomass and biofuels but also for academic audiences such as graduate and postgraduate students and researchers, Kubicek (biotechnology and microbiology, Vienna U of Technology) examines particulars of plant biomass such as structural, physical, and physicochemical properties of plant cell walls; plant biomass degradation by fungi; the enzymologies of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignan degradation; catabolic pathways of soluble degradation products; enzyme formation regulation; the correlation between fungal secretory pathways and lignocellulose degradation; the production of cellulases and hemicellulases by fungi and the production of fermentable sugars from lignocelluloses; and lignocellulose biorefinery.
Antiinflammatory and antiallodynic actions of the lignan niranthin isolated from Phyllanthus amarus.