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Any of a class of compounds which occur in all living cells and which act as electron-transfer agents in cell respiration. They are substituted quinones.
- ‘Antioxidant compounds such as vitamins C and E, lipoic acid, ubiquinones, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glucathione peroxidase can limit oxidative damage.’
- ‘The succinate dehydrogenase complex (complex II) plays a role in both the tricarboxylic acid cycle and electron transfer to ubiquinone.’
- ‘Interactions of organic molecules such as dihydropyridines, ubiquinone, tryptophan, and halothane with lipid bilayers have been studied through molecular dynamics simulations.’
- ‘Strikingly, reaction centers appear to use that same solution not only for electrons but also for proton transfer toward their secondary ubiquinone acceptor site.’
- ‘The regulation of this biosynthetic pathway at the mitochondrial level depends on the ubiquinone, the alternative oxidase and a species-specific uncoupling protein.’
1950s: blend of ubiquitous and quinone.
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