Structural determinants of plant lignans for growth of mammary tumors and hormonal responses in vivo

Structural determinants of plant lignans for growth of
mammary tumors and hormonal responses in vivo.

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Saarinen NM, Penttinen PE, Smeds AI, Hurmerinta TT, Makela SI.

Low risk of breast cancer (BC) has been proposed to be associated with high intake of lignans. Some plant lignans are converted to mammalian lignans, e.g., enterolactone (ENL), suggested to be the biologically active lignan forms. Until now, little attention has been paid to the possible biological activities of plant lignans, even though some plant lignans are absorbed and present in serum and urine....

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