Coenzyme Q10 is a substance present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily mitochondria. It is a component of the electron transmission chain and participates in aerobic cellular respiration, generating energy in ATP form. There are three primary states of coenzyme Q10: fully oxidized (ubihinone), semihinone (ubisemihinone), and completely reduced (ubihinol). The ability of this molecule to exist in fully oxidized form and completely reduced form allows it to perform its function in the electron transmission chain and to act as an antioxidant.
Molecular weight: 863.34 g/mol
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