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Lignans MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lignans
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.426.559.389.140.450
Unique ID
D017705
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017705
Annotation
do not confuse with LIGNIN, also found in plants
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)
Entry Term(s)
Lignan
Neolignan
Neolignans
Registry Number
0
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
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Lignans Preferred
Neolignans Related
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