"4-Butyrolactone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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One of the FURANS with a carbonyl thereby forming a cyclic lactone. It is an endogenous compound made from gamma-aminobutyrate and is the precursor of gamma-hydroxybutyrate. It is also used as a pharmacological agent and solvent.
- 4 Butyrolactone
- gamma Butyrolactone
- Furanone, tetrahydro-2-
- Furanone, tetrahydro 2
- 1,4 Butanolide
- 4-Hydroxybutyric Acid Lactone
- 4 Hydroxybutyric Acid Lactone
- Lactone, 4-Hydroxybutyric Acid
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Below are the most recent publications written about "4-Butyrolactone" by people in Profiles.
Beyond quorum sensing: the complexities of prokaryotic parliamentary procedures. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2007 Jan; 387(2):391-8.
Activation of Ftorafue [R,S-1-(tetrahydro-2-furanyl)-5-fluorouracil] to 5-fluorouracil and gamma-butyrolactone. Cancer Res. 1980 Aug; 40(8 Pt 1):2814-9.