Chemical Component Summary

SynonymsCoenzyme Q10
FormulaC59 H90 O4
Molecular Weight863.343
Isomeric SMILESCC1=C(C(=O)C(=C(C1=O)OC)OC)C\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CC\C=C(/C)\CCC=C(C)C

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count153
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count153
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB09270 
  • investigational
  • approved
  • nutraceutical
DescriptionUbidecarenone, also called coenzyme Q10, is a 1,4-benzoquinone. From its name (Q10), the Q refers to the constitutive quinone group, and 10 is related to the number of isoprenyl subunits in its tail.[A7874] It is a powerful antioxidant, a lipid-soluble and essential cofactor in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.[A31413] The ubidecarenone is the coenzyme destined for mitochondrial enzyme complexes involved in oxidative phosphorylation in the production of ATP. It is fundamental for cells that have a high metabolic demand.[L1062] Ubidecarenone is sold as a dietary supplement and is not FDA approved as a drug - it is not meant to treat, cure or prevent any disease. FDA does not approve this dietary supplements before sold nor regulate the manufacturing process.[L1063]
  • CoQ10
  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Coenzyme q10, (2z)-
  • Ubiquinone
Brand Names
  • Co-Q-10 Capsules 30mg
  • Coenzyme Q10 60mg
  • Q-10 Extra -cap
  • Co-q10 M.R.B. 100mg and Vitamin E
  • Coq10
IndicationThe diet supplements containing ubidecarenone are indicated, as stated in the product label, to assist individuals with cardiovascular complaints including congestive heart failure and systolic hypertension. In the product, ubidecarenone is used to increase the cardiac input as well as for the prevention of several other diseases like Parkinson, fibromyalgia, migraine, periodontal disease and diabetes, based on preclinical studies.[L1064] It is important to highlight that these products are not FDA approved and it is recommended to use under discretion.
  • Agents Causing Muscle Toxicity
  • Benzoquinones
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Coenzymes
  • Diet, Food, and Nutrition
CAS number303-98-0

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
NADH dehydrogenase [ubiquinone] flavoprotein 3, mitochondrialMAAPCLLRQGRAGALKTMLQEAQVFRGLASTVSLSAESGKSEKGQPQNSK...unknowncofactor
Succinate dehydrogenase [ubiquinone] flavoprotein subunit, mitochondrialMSGVRGLSRLLSARRLALAKAWPTVLQTGTRGFHFTVDGNKRASAKVSDS...unknowncofactor
3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductaseMLSRLFRMHGLFVASHPWEVIVGTVTLTICMMSMNMFTGNNKICGWNYEC...unknownsubstrate
Very low-density lipoprotein receptorMGTSALWALWLLLALCWAPRESGATGTGRKAKCEPSQFQCTNGRCITLLW...unknownsubstrate
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

Related Resource References

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