ubiquinone


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Synonyms for ubiquinone

any of several quinones found in living cells and that function as coenzymes that transfer electrons from one molecule to another in cell respiration

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Selective targeting of a redox-active ubiquinone to mitochondria within cells: antioxidant and antiapoptotic properties.
The function of mtGPDH has largely been discussed in mammals and invertebrates such as the fruit fly Drosophda melanogaster; the enzyme may act as part of the mitochondrial electron transport chain by transferring electrons to ubiquinone and acting as an uncoupling mechanism susceptible to proton leak (Miwa et al.
Decreases in serum ubiquinone concentrations do not result in reduced levels in muscle tissue during short-term simvastatin treatment in humans.
CoQ10 may be found in three different forms in the biological tissues; oxide ubiquinone form (CoQ10), partially-reduced semiquinone form (free radical by-product) and fully-reduced ubiquinoal form Co(Q[H.
GGOH is a common substrate for dolichol and ubiquinone synthesis, but it is also necessary for protein prenylation.
Statin drugs lower cholesterol levels by blocking the mevalonate pathway, which is common to the synthesis not only of cholesterol but also ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10), dolichols, selenoproteins, and several other biochemicals of extreme importance to cellular activity.
Tt is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound that is also known as ubiquinone from the word ubiquitous, which means 'everywhere,'" he explained.
Ubiquinone, also known as CoQ, is an isoprenoid component and lipid-soluble molecule which plays various roles in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
16,17 In two other studies dealing with T2DM patients, supplementing 200mg/d CoQ10 in the form of ubiquinone and ubiquinol respectively resulted in a marked decrease in HbA1c.
Discovery of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) and an overview of function.
Mitochondria-targeted ubiquinone (MitoQ) decreases ethanol-dependent micro and macro hepatosteatosis.
It is striking that all of the three main primary LHON mutations result in amino acid changes in subunits of complex I (NADH: ubiquinone oxidoreductase) of the mitochondrial respiratory chain.
Mitochondria-targetted ubiquinone, for example, may prevent damage to the liver.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), [4] also called ubiquinone, is an essential part of the mitochondrial respiratory chain that transforms energy in the diet to ATP for cellular functions (1).
SAN FRANCISCO--When patients develop myalgia on statin therapy, consider lowering the statin dose and adding ubiquinone, Dr.