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Recent advances in research on lignans and neolignans

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Covering: 2009 to 2015

Lignans and neolignans are a large group of natural products derived from the oxidative coupling of two C6–C3 units. Owing to their biological activities ranging from antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory to antiviral properties, they have been used for a long time both in ethnic as well as in conventional medicine. This review describes 564 of the latest examples of naturally occurring lignans and neolignans, and their glycosides in some cases, which have been isolated between 2009 and 2015. It comprises the data reported in more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and covers their source, isolation, structure elucidation and bioactivities (where available), and highlights the biosynthesis and total synthesis of some important ones.

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The article was received on 15 Feb 2016 and first published on 09 May 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6NP00021E
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2016,33, 1044-1092
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    Recent advances in research on lignans and neolignans

    R. B. Teponno, S. Kusari and M. Spiteller, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2016, 33, 1044
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NP00021E

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