Enterolactone

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Enterolactone
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Identifiers
Abbreviations ENL
CAS number 78473-71-9 YesY
PubChem 10685477
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C18H18O4
Molar mass 298.33 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Enterolactone is a lignan formed by the action of intestinal bacteria on lignan precursors found in plants[1] such as sesamin.[2]

It acts as a phytoestrogen.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lampe JW (2003). "Isoflavonoid and lignan phytoestrogens as dietary biomarkers". J Nutr 133 (Suppl 3): 956S–964S. PMID 12612182. 
  2. ^ Peñalvo JL, Heinonen SM, Aura AM, Adlercreutz H (May 2005). "Dietary sesamin is converted to enterolactone in humans". J. Nutr. 135 (5): 1056–1062. PMID 15867281. 
  3. ^ FACT SHEET on the PHYTOESTROGEN ENTEROLACTONE, Zero Breast Cancer