coenzyme Q


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coenzyme Q

n. Abbr. CoQ

coenzyme Q

n
(Biochemistry) a quinone derivative, present in biological cells, that functions as an electron carrier in the electron transport chain. Also called: ubiquinone
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Noun1.coenzyme Q - any of several quinones found in living cells and that function as coenzymes that transfer electrons from one molecule to another in cell respiration
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
coenzyme - a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
benzoquinone, quinone - any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins; used in making dyes
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Bentinger M, Brismar K, Dallner G, 2007, The antioxidant role of coenzyme Q.
Deficiency of coenzyme Q 10 in human heart disease.
Bioenergetics in clinical medicine II: adjunctive treatment with coenzyme Q in periodontal therapy.