Definition of Coenzyme q

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

Exact synonyms: Ubiquinone
Category relationships: Biochemistry
Generic synonyms: Coenzyme, Benzoquinone, Quinone

Medical Definition of Coenzyme q

1. Quinones with isoprenoid side chains (specifically, ubiquinones) that mediate electron transfer between cytochrome b and cytochrome c; chemically similar to vitamins E and K, and to other tocopherols, quinones, and tocols. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coenzyme Q

coenzyme A
coenzyme B12
coenzyme F
coenzyme F(420) reducing hydrogenase
coenzyme F420-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase
coenzyme I
coenzyme II
coenzyme M
coenzyme M-7-merceptoheptanoylthreonine-phosphate-heterodisulfide hydrogenase
coenzyme Q
coenzyme R
coenzyme a-transferases
coenzyme a ligases
coenzyme factor
coenzyme q10

Literary usage of Coenzyme q

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... University of British Columbia Vancouver 8, British Columbia, Canada Received May 25, 1968 Inhibition of coenzyme q Systems by Chloroquine and Other ..."

2. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"Dietary supplementation with coenzyme Q|0 results in increased levels of ... Effects of coenzyme Q|Q in early Parkinson disease: Evidence of slowing of the ..."

3. The Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1997)
"Agent Caffeine Choline coenzyme q-|0 Inosine Octacosanol Comment Delays Fatigue/Increases Energy Levels Sodium Bicarbonate Tyrosine Some benefit reported ..."

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