Quinone chemistry and toxicity
Monks JT, et al.
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 112(1), 2-16 (1992)
Rozbeh Baradaran et al.
Nature, 494(7438), 443-448 (2013-02-19)
Complex I is the first and largest enzyme of the respiratory chain and has a central role in cellular energy production through the coupling of NADH:ubiquinone electron transfer to proton translocation. It is also implicated in many common human neurodegenerative...
GuangRong Peh et al.
Organic letters, 14(21), 5614-5617 (2012-10-26)
Cyclopropane-substituted allylic ethers react with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone to form oxocarbenium ions with no competitive ring cleavage. This reaction can be used for the preparation of cyclopropane-substituted tetrahydropyrans. The protocol was used as a key step in the total synthesis of the...
Takafumi Hasegawa et al.
Journal of neurochemistry, 87(2), 470-475 (2003-09-27)
Oxidized metabolites of dopamine, known as dopamine quinone derivatives, are thought to play a pivotal role in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Although such quinone derivatives are usually produced via the autoxidation of catecholamines, tyrosinase, which is a key enzyme...
K Roberg et al.
Free radical biology & medicine, 27(11-12), 1228-1237 (2000-01-21)
Apoptosis was induced in human foreskin fibroblasts by the redox-cycling quinone naphthazarin (5,8-dihydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone). Most of the cells displayed ultrastructure typical of apoptosis after 8 h of exposure to naphthazarin. Apoptosis was inhibited in fibroblasts pretreated with the cathepsin D inhibitor...