electron carrier


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electron carrier

n.
Any of various molecules, such as cytochromes and quinonoid compounds, that accept one or two electrons from one molecule and donate them to another in the process of electron transport, resulting in the release of energy that is used to produce ATP.
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An endogenously produced compound, coenzyme Q10 is found in human cells, and plays an imperative role in production of energy by serving as mobile electron carrier in electron transport chain within mitochondria.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential electron carrier in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and an important antioxidant.
al., “Vitamin K2 is a mitochondrial electron carrier that rescues PINK1 deficiency”, Science 336(6086):1306-10 (2012).
Ferredoxin is known as iron-sulphur proteins that function as electron carrier [3] in which is an important criteria for sensor.
CoQ10 works as an electron carrier in the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells, to produce energy and is also a powerful antioxidant.
Classification based on the electron carrier specificity.

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