Duluth Labs Molecule of the Week (MOTW)

Menthone

Menthone

  • I am a molecule that is a major component of peppermint oil.
  • I am a molecule that is a product of oxidation of menthol.
  • I am a molecule that works similarly as menthol by relieving muscle pain and cramps.

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Hydroxyproline

Hydroxyproline

  • -I am a molecule that makes up collagen.
  • I am a derived amino acid that has a unique secondary alpha amino group.
  • Without me, your collagen fiber will not be strong enough.

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Geraniol

Geraniol

  • I am a major compound found in rose oil.
  • I am a molecule commonly used for rose perfumes.
  • My odor protects plants by driving insects away.

 

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Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid

  • I am a molecule that gives your yogurt a sour taste

  • I am formed from anaerobic respiration of some microorganisms such as lactobacilli

  • I am a molecule that causes muscle cramps

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Aspartic Acid

Aspartic Acid

  • I am a non-essential amino acid that is needed to dispose-off excess ammonia
  • I am also produced as a by-product in urea cycle
  • I assist in metabolism and energy production by transporting NADH to your mitochondria which is used to produce ATP

 

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