OBO ID: CHEBI:16389
Term Name: ubiquinones Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • a ubiquinone
  • Coenzym Q
  • coenzyme Q
  • coenzymes Q
  • CoQ
  • Koenzym Q
  • mitochondrial ubiquinone
  • mitochondrial ubiquinones
  • mitoquinones
  • Q
  • Ubichinon
  • Ubiquinone
  • Ubiquinones
Definition: Any benzoquinone derived from 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methylbenzoquinone; one of a group of naturally occurring homologues. The redox-active quinoid moiety usually carries a polyprenoid side chain at position 6, the number of isoprenoid units in which is species-specific. Ubiquinones are involved in the control of mitochondrial electron transport, and are also potent anti-oxidants.
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Ontology: Chebi
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