Discovery of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) and an overview of function.

  title={Discovery of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) and an overview of function.},
  author={Frederick L. Crane},
  volume={7 Suppl},
Details of the discovery of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) are described in the context of research on mitochondria in the early 1950s. The importance of the research environment created by David E. Green to the recognition of the compound and its role in mitochondria is emphasized as well as the dedicated work of Karl Folkers to find the medical and nutritional significance. The development of diverse functions of the quinone from electron carrier and proton carrier in mitochondria to proton… CONTINUE READING