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coenzyme I[kō′en‚zīm ′wən]
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Additionally, this coenzyme is
a potent scavenger of potentially harmful free radicals, protecting cells from the oxidative stress that contributes to dysfunction and many diseases.
In the structure which forms a tight dimer and with both monomers contributing to coenzyme binding, the coenzyme is
in an extended conformation with the nicotinamide ring placed to enable transfer of the pro-(S) hydrogen .
Because the coenzyme is
a natural substance found in virtually every cell of the body, the products are touted as a natural way to reduce wrinkles.