What is coenzyme Q10 and why is it helpful in mitochondrial diseases?
- 2 months agoFavorite Answer
Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble molecule that is directly involved in assisting with the process of ATP production or energy byproduct production. This is helpful in mitochondrial diseases because it is a primary antioxidant that is involved in the protection and support of the mitochondria. Without this molecule, the amount of ATP that the mitochondria produce can drop.
- 2 months ago
Co-enzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone or ubidecarenone) is a fat-soluble compound primarily synthesised by the body and also consumed in the diet. It is involved in the process of energy production by mitochondria and functions as an antioxidant in cell membranes and lipoproteins