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Ubiquinone Collection

Ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is a vital molecule involved in various biological processes


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Ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is a vital molecule involved in various biological processes. It plays a crucial role in the electron transport chain as part of the oxidoreductase enzyme complex F006/9725 and F006/9700. This complex helps transfer electrons and generate energy within cells. Coenzyme Q10 (C014/2293) is an essential component for cellular respiration and acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidative damage. Its structure consists of a long hydrophobic tail with a quinone head group that can accept or donate electrons. In addition to its role in energy production, it is found in the purple bacterium photosynthesis center. These bacteria utilize ubiquinone to capture light energy during photosynthesis and convert it into chemical energy. Furthermore, succinate dehydrogenase enzyme utilizes ubiquinone to catalyze the oxidation of succinate during cellular respiration. This process generates high-energy electrons that are transferred through the electron transport chain. Another important oxidoreductase enzyme complex involving ubiquinone is C015/6554 and C015/6553. These complexes participate in redox reactions by transferring electrons between molecules, contributing to various metabolic pathways.