Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Compound Class: a quinone

Synonyms: quinone

Superclasses: an aldehyde or ketonea ketonea cyclic ketone

Quinones are organic compounds derived from aromatic compounds, with two carbonyl groups incorporated into the ring structure with rearrangement of the double bonds where necessary. Quinones are conjugated but not aromatic.

A classic example of a quinone is 1,4-benzoquinone. Quinones are commonly named with a prefix that indicates the parent aromatic hydrocarbon (for example, "benzo-" for benzene, "naphtho-" for naphthalene, and "anthra-" for anthracene) with a "-quinone" suffix.

Several types of quinones serve as electron acceptors in electron transport chains. Quinones can carry two electrons, and when fully reduced they are referred to as quinols. The addition of a single H atom to a quinone results in formation of a free radical called a semiquinone.

Many quinone derivatives often have other biological activities, such as vitamin K.

a quinone compound structure

Child Classes: a glucosyloxyanthraquinone (0), a hydroxyanthraquinone (0), a semiquinone (0), an electron-transfer quinone (9), an unknown quinone (0), topaquinone (0), vitamin E (0)

8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfonic acid,
pyrroloquinoline quinone

SMILES: C1([R4])(=C([R3])C(=O)C(=[R3])=C([R1])C(=O)1)

Unification Links: ChEBI:36141, KEGG:C15602

Reactions known to both consume and produce the compound:

Not in pathways:
2 a quinone + NADPH + H+ ↔ 2 a semiquinone + NADP+

In Reactions of unknown directionality:

Not in pathways:
2 a quinone + NADH + H+ = 2 a semiquinone + NAD+

This compound has been characterized as an alternative substrate of the following enzymes: L-aspartate oxidase

Inhibits: ArcB + ATP → ArcB-Phis292 + ADP


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