Description Ubiquinone-2 is a member of the chemical class known as Polyprenylbenzoquinones. These are compounds containing a polyisoprene chain attached to a quinone at the second ring position. Ubiquione-2 has just 2 isoprene units. Normally in humans it has 10. Ubiquinone-2 is an intermediate in the synthesis of Ubiquionone 10. Ubiquionone is involved in cellular respiration. It is fat-soluble and is therefore mobile in cellular membranes; it plays a unique role in the electron transport chain (ETC). In the inner bacterial membrane, electrons from NADH and succinate pass through the ETC to the oxygen, which is then reduced to water. The transfer of electrons through ETC results in the pumping of H+ across the membrane creating a proton gradient across the membrane, which is used by ATP synthase (located on the membrane) to generate ATP.   Source
Synonyms 2,3-Dimethoxy-5-geranyl-6-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone; 2-(3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienyl)-5,6-dimethoxy-3-methyl- p-Benzoquinone and 7 more synonyms used to describe this biomarker that Amplion uses in its algorithms.

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