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Creation Date2012-05-31 14:53:48 -0600
Update Date2015-09-17 15:41:50 -0600
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • ECMDB20620
Identification
Name:Ubiquinone-6
DescriptionUbiquinone-6 is a member of the chemical class known as Polyprenylbenzoquinones. These are compounds containing a polyisoprene chain attached to a quinone at the second ring position. Ubiquione-6 has just 6 isoprene units. Normally in E. coli the active form of Ubiquinone has 8 isoprene units (Ubiquinone-8) and in humans it normally has 10. Ubiquinone-6 is a “failed” or incomplete version of Ubiquinone 8 that arises from conjugation by a shortened prenyl tail via 4-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyltransferase. Ubiquionone is involved in cellular respiration. It is fat-soluble and is therefore mobile in cellular membranes; it plays a unique role in the electron transport chain (ETC). In the inner bacterial membrane, electrons from NADH and succinate pass through the ETC to the oxygen, which is then reduced to water. The transfer of electrons through ETC results in the pumping of H+ across the membrane creating a proton gradient across the membrane, which is used by ATP synthase (located on the membrane) to generate ATP.
Structure
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Synonyms:
  • C9504_SIGMA
  • Coenzyme Q6
  • Coenzyme Qq6
  • Coenzyme-?Q6
  • Coenzyme-Q6
  • Coenzyme-Q6
  • CoQ-6
  • CoQ6
  • Q6
  • Ubiquinone 30
  • Ubiquinone 6
  • Ubiquinone Q6
  • Ubiquinone(30)
  • Ubiquinone(6)
  • Ubiquinone-30
Chemical Formula:C39H58O4
Weight:Average: 590.8754
Monoisotopic: 590.433510344
InChI Key:GXNFPEOUKFOTKY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI:InChI=1S/C39H58O4/c1-28(2)16-11-17-29(3)18-12-19-30(4)20-13-21-31(5)22-14-23-32(6)24-15-25-33(7)26-27-35-34(8)36(40)38(42-9)39(43-10)37(35)41/h16,18,20,22,24,26H,11-15,17,19,21,23,25,27H2,1-10H3
CAS number:1065-31-2
IUPAC Name:2-[(2E,6E,10E,14E,18E)-3,7,11,15,19,23-hexamethyltetracosa-2,6,10,14,18,22-hexaen-1-yl]-5,6-dimethoxy-3-methylcyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione
Traditional IUPAC Name:ubiquinone 6
SMILES:COC1=C(OC)C(=O)C(CC=C(C)CCC=C(C)CCC=C(C)CCC=C(C)CCC=C(C)CCC=C(C)C)=C(C)C1=O
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as ubiquinones. These are coenzyme Q derivatives containing a 5, 6-dimethoxy-3-methyl(1,4-benzoquinone) moiety to which an isoprenyl group is attached at ring position 2(or 6).
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassPrenol lipids
Sub ClassQuinone and hydroquinone lipids
Direct ParentUbiquinones
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Polyprenylbenzoquinone
  • Sesterterpenoid
  • Ubiquinone skeleton
  • Quinone
  • P-benzoquinone
  • Vinylogous ester
  • Cyclic ketone
  • Ketone
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
State:Not Available
Charge:0
Melting point:Not Available
Experimental Properties:
PropertyValueSource
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.00032 g/LALOGPS
logP8.41ALOGPS
logP10.52ChemAxon
logS-6.3ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-4.7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area52.6 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count19ChemAxon
Refractivity191.39 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability73.44 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations:Membrane
Reactions:
SMPDB Pathways:
TCA cycle (ubiquinol-6)PW001006 ThumbThumb?image type=greyscaleThumb?image type=simple
KEGG Pathways:
  • Ubiquinone and other terpenoid-quinone biosynthesis ec00130
EcoCyc Pathways:Not Available
Concentrations
Not Available
Spectra
Spectra:
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-000i-0000090000-4051ae3f9b2ef9185645View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-000i-0000090000-111f80ab5ebef3f2b1abView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-059i-9100580000-2d3c378a66114ed95899View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0007-0112190000-03f4f3836be1316675e2View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0002-0549230000-af9ae5b6b8e44a40cfcfView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-00kb-2124920000-3e8e449d9afa4424cf5bView in MoNA
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1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
References
References:
  • Kanehisa, M., Goto, S., Sato, Y., Furumichi, M., Tanabe, M. (2012). "KEGG for integration and interpretation of large-scale molecular data sets." Nucleic Acids Res 40:D109-D114. Pubmed: 22080510
  • Keseler, I. M., Collado-Vides, J., Santos-Zavaleta, A., Peralta-Gil, M., Gama-Castro, S., Muniz-Rascado, L., Bonavides-Martinez, C., Paley, S., Krummenacker, M., Altman, T., Kaipa, P., Spaulding, A., Pacheco, J., Latendresse, M., Fulcher, C., Sarker, M., Shearer, A. G., Mackie, A., Paulsen, I., Gunsalus, R. P., Karp, P. D. (2011). "EcoCyc: a comprehensive database of Escherichia coli biology." Nucleic Acids Res 39:D583-D590. Pubmed: 21097882
  • van der Werf, M. J., Overkamp, K. M., Muilwijk, B., Coulier, L., Hankemeier, T. (2007). "Microbial metabolomics: toward a platform with full metabolome coverage." Anal Biochem 370:17-25. Pubmed: 17765195
  • Winder, C. L., Dunn, W. B., Schuler, S., Broadhurst, D., Jarvis, R., Stephens, G. M., Goodacre, R. (2008). "Global metabolic profiling of Escherichia coli cultures: an evaluation of methods for quenching and extraction of intracellular metabolites." Anal Chem 80:2939-2948. Pubmed: 18331064
Synthesis Reference:Not Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
External Links:
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CHEBI ID52971
HMDB IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID5283544
Kegg IDC17568
ChemSpider ID4446657
Wikipedia IDNot Available
BioCyc IDUBIQUINONE-6
EcoCyc IDUBIQUINONE-6

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in flavin adenine dinucleotide binding
Specific function:
First component of the membrane-bound D-lactate oxidase, which is believed to play an important role in the energization of the active transport of a variety of sugars and amino acids
Gene Name:
dld
Uniprot ID:
P06149
Molecular weight:
64612
Reactions
(R)-lactate + NAD(+) = pyruvate + NADH.
General function:
Involved in electron carrier activity
Specific function:
Two distinct, membrane-bound, FAD-containing enzymes are responsible for the catalysis of fumarate and succinate interconversion; the fumarate reductase is used in anaerobic growth, and the succinate dehydrogenase is used in aerobic growth
Gene Name:
sdhB
Uniprot ID:
P07014
Molecular weight:
26770
Reactions
Succinate + acceptor = fumarate + reduced acceptor.
General function:
Involved in electron carrier activity
Specific function:
Two distinct, membrane-bound, FAD-containing enzymes are responsible for the catalysis of fumarate and succinate interconversion; the fumarate reductase is used in anaerobic growth, and the succinate dehydrogenase is used in aerobic growth
Gene Name:
sdhA
Uniprot ID:
P0AC41
Molecular weight:
64421
Reactions
Succinate + acceptor = fumarate + reduced acceptor.
General function:
Involved in succinate dehydrogenase activity
Specific function:
Membrane-anchoring subunit of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)
Gene Name:
sdhD
Uniprot ID:
P0AC44
Molecular weight:
12867
General function:
Involved in 2-polyprenyl-6-methoxy-1,4-benzoquinone methyltransferase activity
Specific function:
S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 3- demethylubiquinone-9 = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + ubiquinone-9
Gene Name:
ubiG
Uniprot ID:
P17993
Molecular weight:
26555
Reactions
S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 3-demethylubiquinone-n = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + ubiquinone-n.
S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 3-(all-trans-polyprenyl)benzene-1,2-diol = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 2-methoxy-6-(all-trans-polyprenyl)phenol.
General function:
Involved in succinate dehydrogenase activity
Specific function:
Membrane-anchoring subunit of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)
Gene Name:
sdhC
Uniprot ID:
P69054
Molecular weight:
14299