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Idebenone

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Overview

Name: Idebenone
Synonyms: Catena, Sovrima
Chemical Name: '2-(10-hydroxydecyl)-5,6-dimethoxy-3-methyl-cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione
Therapy Type: Small Molecule (timeline)
Target Type: Other (timeline)
Condition(s): Alzheimer's Disease
U.S. FDA Status: Alzheimer's Disease (Discontinued)
Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Approved for: None

Background

Idebenone, a synthetic analogue of coenzyme Q10, has potent antioxidant activity and facilitates the flux of electrons along the mitochondrial electron transport chain, increasing the production of ATP.

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