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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8220;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.
4) does not function physiologically as a methaemoglobinreduction pathway as it needs an exogenous electron carrier to be present in the red cell for activation.

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