Coenzyme Q10 levels in rat heart of different age.
CoQ10 is intrinsic to human tissues and is a vitamin, according to the basic science of nutrition. It is known that CoQ10, plays a role in the respiratory process, moreover it seems to be involved in the mechanism of blood coagulation. As a vitamin a deficiency of CoQ10 may be related to some disease, that is, first of all, a disease is bioenergetics. It has been demonstrated that during aging, other than a diminution of EFA (and an increase of palmitoleic and eicosatrienoic fatty acids), a decrease of about the 20-30% in the heart CoQ10 levels occurs in the rat. Perhaps these modifications may be intrinsic to the “biochemical” changes of aging.