l-gulonolactone

(redirected from l-gulono-gamma-lactone)

l-gu·lon·o·lac·tone

(gū-lon'ō-lak'tōn),
The immediate precursor of ascorbic acid in those animals capable of ascorbic acid biosynthesis.
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It is produced in most plants and animals, but a mutated gene in humans has resulted in a deficiency of L-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase, the enzyme required for its production.