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Definition of "coenzyme" [co•en•zyme]

  • A nonproteinaceous organic substance that usually contains a vitamin or mineral and combines with a specific protein, the apoenzyme, to form an active enzyme system. (noun)

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Use "coenzyme" in a sentence
  • "~ Low-Dose CoQ10 Supplements Won't Ease Parkinson's (HealthDay) -- "Low doses of an antioxidant called coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), sold as a dietary supplement, do not appear to improve Parkinson's disease symptoms, a German study finds.""
  • "The analysis included breast milk at several stages of breast-feeding - from the first colostrum to mature milk - and covered both known antioxidants like tocopherol and a newly discovered nutrient called coenzyme Q10."
  • "The substance being tested, called coenzyme Q10, is produced naturally in the body and is an important link in the chain of chemical reactions that produce energy in mitochondria, the"