Biotransformation of plants secondary compounds by the variety of organism sometimes afford novel and / or useful compounds. The ability of organism metabolizing those natural products and the metabolic fate of those in nature can also be revealed by this investigation. Lignans and neolignans are well known plants secondary compounds which are widely distributed in terrestrial plants, and have attracted much attention due to the varied biological activities. This review summarizes recent research in to field of biotransformation of lignans and neolignans.
Keywords: lignans, neolignans, biotransformation, eudesmin, magnolin, hydroxypinoresinol, yagabin, veraguensin, galbelgin, verrucosin
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