Electron-induced decomposition of the coenzyme Q0

J. Ameixa, R. Meißner, E. Arthur-Baidoo, C. Lochmann, M. Ončák, M. K. Beyer, F. Ferreira da Silva, S. Denifl

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We report on the formation of anions through electron attachment to the coenzyme Q0 in the gas-phase. It represents the functional group of the electron carrier coenzyme Q10, which plays a key role in the electron transport chain in the mitochondrial complex. The parent anion is most abundantly formed in a near-zero eV resonance, presumably correlating with the electronic ground state of the molecule. This observation accounts for the ability of coenzyme Q10 to capture and transport electrons in biological processes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number152060
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020
Event31st International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2019 - Deauville, France
Duration: 23 Jul 201930 Jul 2019


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