Mitoquinone (444890-40-9) is a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant. Displays cardio- and neuroprotective effects.1 Displays beneficial effects in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.2 Mitoquinone protects pancreatic β-cells against oxidative stress and improves insulin secretion.3 Cell permeable.
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