Coenzyme

Definition of Coenzyme:

A heat stable molecule that must be associated with another enzyme for the enzyme to perform its function in the body.  It is necessary in the utilization of vitamins and minerals.

Topics Related to Coenzyme

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“Alternative Names: Thioctic Acid or (less common) Thiotic Acid Discovered in 1951, lipoic acid (also called alpha-lipoic acid or ALA) has long been recognized as a coenzyme that helps break down sugar for energy production during the Krebs cycle...”

Antioxidant

...related topic
“...Examples include vitamins C and E, beta carotene, the minerals selenium and germanium, superoxide dismutase (SOD), coenzyme Q10, catalase, and some amino acids...”
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Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...For example, ROS or RNS may be dissipated from a lipid soluble environment, without lipid peroxide formation, to a water soluble environment through the availability of, in sequence, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), vitamin E and vitamin C...”

Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...having a personal or family history of heart disease, sedentary lifestyle, increasing age, high fat or sucrose intake, hyperhomocysteinemia, elevated fibrinogen, CRP and Lp(a) levels, deficiency of Coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine, air pollution, stress, sleep deficiency, social isolation, high degrees of negative attitudes (such as hostility and cynical distrust), excessive experience of negative...”

Biotin

...related topic
“An essential coenzyme that assists in the making of fatty acids and in the burning of carbohydrates and fats for body heat and energy...”

Cardiomyopathy

...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“...Coenzyme Q10 has also been shown to improve cardiac function in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a less common form of cardiomyopathy...”

Cofactor

...related topic
“A substance that acts with another substance to bring about certain effects, often a coenzyme...”

CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)

...as a treatment
“...CoQ10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance present in every cell of the body and serves as a coenzyme for several of the key enzymatic steps in the production of energy within the cell...”

Cysteine

...related topic
“...It is important for keratin synthesis, a protein found in skin, hair and nails and is a component of coenzyme A and glutathione...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...When folic acid is consumed, it is actively transported into the blood from the gastrointestinal tract, where it acts as a coenzyme for a multitude of functions and often is converted to its active form, tetrahydrofolic acid (THFA), in the presence of the niacin coenzyme (NADPH) and vitamin C...”

L-Glutathione

...as a treatment
“...It also acts as a coenzyme for various enzymatic reactions...”

Lipoic acid

...related topic
“(Thioctic Acid) A sulfur-containing coenzyme used in the energy process which is also an extremely powerful antioxidant capable of trapping many different types of free radicals in the body...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“...There is sufficient evidence to believe that coenzyme A, which is the physiologically active form of pantothenic acid in animals, is in limited supply in cases of myasthenia gravis...”

NADH

...as a treatment
“...Speculation on how it works: NADH is the coenzyme form of vitamin B3, and you'll find it in every cell in your body...”
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Niacin

...related topic
“A coenzyme B-complex vitamin that assists in the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins...”

Pantethine

...as a treatment
“Pantethine is the stable (dimer) form of pantetheine, the active form of pantothenic acid, which in turn is the basic component of coenzyme A (CoA)...”

Pantothenic Acid

...related topic
“...As a coenzyme, it participates in the utilization of riboflavin and in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins...”

Para Aminobenzoic Acid

...related topic
“...As a coenzyme, PABA functions in the breakdown and utilization of proteins and in the formation of red blood cells...”

Parkinson's Disease

...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“Other antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) and proanthocyanidins may be equally or more effective than vitamins C and E...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“Vitamin B6 is necessary for optimal brain development and is an essential coenzyme for neurotransmitter synthesis...”

Pyridoxine

...related topic
“A B-complex vitamin that plays a role as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins...”

Riboflavin

...related topic
“A B-complex vitamin that acts as a coenzyme that activates the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“Studies suggest that coenzyme Q10 levels are lower in women who have had a recent miscarriage...”

Thiamine

...related topic
“A B-complex vitamin that acts as a coenzyme necessary for the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, which is burned in the body for energy...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...our question about Your urine MMA level
“...The metabolic pathway is: MMA → (coenzyme B12 ) → succinic acid...”

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Function: Pantothenic acid is the chief precursor to coenzyme A (CoA), a necessary enzymatic co-factor in the biochemistry of man...”
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