Reduction of Coenzyme Q by Succinic Acid Dehydrogenase


IT has been pointed out to us that our recent communication under this title1 could be misunderstood as a claim of having first shown the insensitivity to antimycin A of reduction of ubiquinone. The credit of this observation belongs to Drs. A. M. Pumphrey and E. R. Redfearn2. The purpose of our communication was to show that this reduction could be obtained with a non-particulate soluble preparation, simpler than those which have mostly been used hitherto.

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    Nature, 189, 578 (1961).

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    Pumphrey, A. M. and Redfearn, E. R., Biochem. J., 72, 2P (1959).

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HELLER, J., SZARKOWSKA, L. & PETRYSZYN, C. Reduction of Coenzyme Q by Succinic Acid Dehydrogenase. Nature 190, 539 (1961).

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