lignan metabolic process

id: GO:0009806
name: lignan metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving lignans, any member of a class of plant metabolites related to lignins. Lignans are usually found as phenylpropanoid dimers in which the phenylpropanoid units are linked tail to tail and thus having a 2,3 dibenzylbutane skeleton, but higher oligomers can also exist.

Child Functions

GO:0009807lignan biosynthetic process
GO:0046273lignan catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0009698phenylpropanoid metabolic process