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  • n. Plural form of lactone.


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  • Iodine binds to membrane lipids called lactones forming iodo-lactones which regulate apoptosis (programmed cell death).

    Iodine Treats Breast Cancer, the Evidence is Overwhelming

  • Perfumers generally use notes called lactones to evoke milk in a perfume, there are many kinds, methyl laitone being my favorite.

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  • 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).

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • 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.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Not lactates, or lactones, or lactylates, or any of the dozen other chemical names that might be encountered.

    Lactic Acid Is Not Lactose

  • 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.

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  • Take Ginkgo Leaf Extract 80 to 160 mg twice a day Ginkgo biloba— standardized to 24 percent ginkgoflavonglycosides and 6 percent terpene lactones.

    The UltraMind Solution

  • 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

    This holiday season, don't be a Butterball

  • Tahitian vanilla Vanilla tahitensis is floral and fruity, its plump cured pods exuding notes of cherry, raisin, musk, lactones and anisic aldehydes.

    The Aromatic Allure of Tahitian Vanilla

  • 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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