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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Bioenergetics in clinical medicine: prevention by forms of coenzyme Q of the inhibition by adriamycin of coenzyme Q10-enzymes in mitochondria of the myocardium.
Evaluation of coenzyme Q as an antioxidant strategy for Alzheimer's disease.
The milk samples were examined to measure -among other parameters- concentrations of coenzyme Q, tocopherol (isomers a, g and d) and the total antioxidant capacity of breast milk.