Biosynthesis of lignans and norlignans

  title={Biosynthesis of lignans and norlignans},
  author={Shiro Suzuki and Toshiaki Umezawa},
  journal={Journal of Wood Science},
Lignans and norlignans constitute abundant classes of phenylpropanoids. Biosynthesis of these compounds has received widespread interest, mainly because they have various clinically important biological activities. In addition, lignans and norlignans are often biosynthesized and deposited in significant amounts in the heartwood region of trees as a metabolic event of heartwood formation, probably preventing heart rot by heart-rot fungi. Furthermore, biosynthetic reactions of lignans and… CONTINUE READING
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