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Story of Coenzyme-Q10

Back to 1957, Dr Frederick Crane from Wisconsin University laboratory noticed some yellow crystals in a test tube containing lipid extracted and stored in a refrigerator for future investigation,he felt these crystals deserved a second 'look' and when he used a technique called light absorption spectrum he identified the substance as a quinone.

With his curiosity aroused, Dr Crane sent off a sample of the yellow substance to Dr Karl Folkers (known as the father of Co-Q10). Soon Dr. Folkers identified its chemical structure. It is reported that Dr. Folkers was a healthier and stronger professor because he supplemented Co-Q10 daily in his diet until his death in 1997 at the age of 91. Also, during his life, he conducted and encouraged research on clinical applications of Co-Q10, so he was acknowledged by the American Chemical Society and was awarded the prestigious Priestly Medal in 1986.

Meanwhile in the 1960s, Dr. Peter Mitchell, a British biochemist, was focusing independently on the biochemical mechanism of Co-Q10 related ATP synthesis and achieved significant breakthroughs, so he received a Nobel Prize in chemistry for Co-Q10 and energy transfer in 1978.

Benefits of CO-Q10:

  • Repair gum disease
  • Reduce the aging process
  • Improve heart muscle function
  • Increase energy levels in those suffering from fatigue

Science Behind:

Co-Q10 is amazing breakthroughs in the history of nutrition and medicine. Coenzyme Q-10 is a vitamin that could bridge a gap in the mitochondrial energy conversion process. It is also known as ubiquinone and ubidecarenone, is abbreviated to Co-Q10, where Q refers to the quinone chemical group, and 10 refers to the number of isoprenyl chemical subunits in its tail.

Story Teller:

张振波, 分子遗传和基因工程博士,多伦多病童医院医学研究员。研究主要涉及激素敏感脂肪酶和脂蛋白脂酶的单核苷酸多态性及体外表达;发展抗血管形成药物治疗乳腺癌和皮肤癌;通过改变细菌病毒的原理治疗囊性纤维化遗传病。在中国和加拿大完成2个博士后基金, 并分别获专利。在专业领域发表科研论文10余篇。



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