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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-55

Coenzyme Q 10 : A review

B.R. Nagata College of Pharmacy, Mandsur, 458001 M.P., India

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B.R. Nagata College of Pharmacy, Mandsur, 458001 M.P.
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Ubiquinone or Co Q 10 is essentially a vitamin like substance and is a cofactor of an enzyme. It is an integral part of the memberanes of mitocondria where it is involved in the energy production. It is a nutrient necessary for the function of every cell of the body especially vital organs of the body like heart, liver, brain etc. Studies have shown that coenzyme Q 10 alters the natural history of cardiovascular illness and has the potential of prevention of cardiovascular diseases through the inhibition of LDL cholesterol oxidation by maintenance of optimal cellular and mitochondrial function throughout the ravages of time internal and external stress.

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