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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Sesamin, a lignan derived from sesame seeds, has been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines involved in inflammatory factors.
The wound-healing capabilities of Sangre De Drago Liquid Resin Extract are attributed to its active constituents, which include proanthocyanadins (antioxidants), a lignan called dimethylcedrusine, and an alkaloid called taspine.
Machilin A (MA), a lignan isolated from Machilus thunbergii, exhibits several biological activities including anti-oxidant and stimulatory effects on cell differentiation and proliferation.
Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement for flax lignan technology that may have potential to reduce the risk of several diseases, including hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis, lupus nephritis, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension.
Also it is reasonable to consider this species to be perspective in the treatment of malignant tumors due to it contains phenolic compounds and lignan arktigenin [16, 17, 18].
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Antioxidant activities of the flaxseed lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside, its aglycone secoisolariciresinol and the mammalian lignans enterodiol and enterolactone in vitro.
Inhibition of human papillomavirus type 16 gene expression by nordihydroguaiaretic acid plant lignan derivatives.
70), (95) Researchers in California assessed lignan intake and cancer status among nearly 1,000 women in the San Francisco area and determined that women with the highest dietary lignan intake experienced a promising trend toward a lower risk of developing this carcinoma of the uterine lining.
5%) was concentrated in the trailing edge of the lignan HPLC peak (chromatogram not shown).
In addition, companies can use the ruling as a springboard for their own applications; it should now be easier to obtain GRAS status for flax oil, flax lignan or flax fibre supplements, based on GRAS having been granted to whole and milled flax," said Barry Hall.