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Coenzyme Q: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease


ISBN10: 849387329
ISBN13: 9780849387326

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $159.95
Pages: 408
Publish date: augustus 2000

Offers an interdisciplinary approach that covers everything from biochemical mechanisms to health benefits Addresses the latest research developments from an international team of experts Summarizes key findings, discoveries, and concepts in CoQ research Helps the reader understand the role and functions of CoQ, critical for future applications Since its discovery in 1957, Coenzyme Q has piqued the interest of scientists from a wide range of disciplines because of its bioenergetics, vitamin-like behavior, and interactions with antioxidant vitamins E and C. Coenzyme Q: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease is a comprehensive treatise on this often-studied coenzyme. International experts cover the research that led to its emergence as an exciting, new dietary supplement. The present volume summarizes the latest developments in various areas of CoQ research. New concepts on extramitochondrial functions of CoQ are discussed in two chapters, while recent discoveries in biosynthetic pathways for CoQ based on molecular genetic approaches are presented in another chapter. Further chapters explore the role of CoQ as an antioxidant, revealing the need for additional research in this exciting area. This book will be of extreme interest to biochemists, biophysicists, molecular and cell biologists, as well as nutritionists and biomedical health workers.