COQ8A, Atypical kinase COQ8A, mitochondrial
Enzyme Classification 2.7.-.-
Also Known as
COQ8A_HUMAN, COQ8A, ADCK3, CABC1
Atypical kinase involved in the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q, also named ubiquinone, an essential lipid-soluble electron transporter for aerobic cellular respiration (PubMed:25498144, PubMed:21296186, PubMed:25540914, PubMed:27499294). Its substrate specificity is unclear: does not show any protein kinase activity (PubMed:25498144, PubMed:27499294). Probably acts as a small molecule kinase, possibly a lipid kinase that phosphorylates a prenyl lipid in the ubiquinone biosynthesis pathway, as suggested by its ability to bind coenzyme Q lipid intermediates (PubMed:25498144, PubMed:27499294). Shows an unusual selectivity for binding ADP over ATP (PubMed:25498144). Homodimer; homodimerizes via its transmembrane region (PubMed:25216398). Interacts with the multi-subunit COQ enzyme complex, composed of at least COQ3, COQ4, COQ5, COQ6, COQ7 and COQ9 (PubMed:27499294, PubMed:27499296).