coenzyme Q


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coenzyme Q

n. Abbr. CoQ
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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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Randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of coenzyme Q, therapy in class II and III systolic heart failure.
Quiles, et al., "Coenzyme Q Differentially Modulates Phospholipid Hydroperoxide Glutathione Peroxidase Gene Expression and Free Radicals Production in Malignant and Non-Malignant Prostate Cells," Biofactors 18(1-4), 265-270 (2003).
Coenzyme Q supplementation protects from age-related DNA double-strand breaks and increases lifespan in rats fed on a PUFA-rich diet.