- n. Plural form of lactone.
“Iodine binds to membrane lipids called lactones forming iodo-lactones which regulate apoptosis (programmed cell death).”
“Perfumers generally use notes called lactones to evoke milk in a perfume, there are many kinds, methyl laitone being my favorite.”
“The distinctive sweet, rich aroma of coconut is created by derivatives of saturated fatty acids called lactones (octa-, deca-, dodeca-, tetradecalactones)—peaches are also flavored by lactones—while roasting generates more generic nutty notes (from pyrazines, pyrroles, furans).”
“The distinctively aromatic flavor of peaches and nectarines comes largely from compounds called lactones, which are also responsible for the aroma of coconut; some varieties also contain clove-like eugenol.”
“Not lactates, or lactones, or lactylates, or any of the dozen other chemical names that might be encountered.”
“Massoia Bark, with its intensely dark coconut notes due to the presence of lactones is rich and also creates a full-bodied presence like condensed milk.”
“Take Ginkgo Leaf Extract 80 to 160 mg twice a day Ginkgo biloba— standardized to 24 percent ginkgoflavonglycosides and 6 percent terpene lactones.”
“Macrocyclic lactones: distribution in plasma lipoproteins of several animal species including humans [An article from: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C] by M.F. Bassissi”
“Tahitian vanilla Vanilla tahitensis is floral and fruity, its plump cured pods exuding notes of cherry, raisin, musk, lactones and anisic aldehydes.”
“Milky lactones and violet-like ionones derived from carotenoid molecules are responsible for the floral scent that exudes from the skin of fresh quince.”
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