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Lactone

(Science: chemistry) One of a series of organic compounds, regarded as anhydrides of certain hydroxy acids. In general, they are colourless liquids, having a weak aromatic odour. They are so called because the typical lactone is derived from lactic acid.


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The Fiber Disease

... For example, in particular embodiments, the culture media of the invention contain known quorum signaling chemicals, such as acyl homoserine lactone (Bollinger et al., (2001) J. Bacteriol 183:1990; Xie et al., (2000) J. Bacteriol. 182:7067). A "quorum signal" is the result of gene ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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The Fiber Disease

... and wanted to pass it along as well- especially since the The Tam is posting a lot about biofilms... Communications blackout? Do N-acylhomoserine-lactone-degrading enzymes have any role in quorum sensing? A number of bacteria, including some significant pathogens, utilize N-acylhomoserine lactones ...

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by London
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:59 am
 
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Need help!! - vitamin C

Vit. C (ascorbic acid) is an unsaturated cyclic ester (lactone) which gives acidic effect due to it's C-3 proton. In many animals (except in humans and certain vertebrates), ascorbic acid is synthesized from glucose and its main function is as an antioxidizing ...

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by victor
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:58 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need help!! - vitamin C
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