uncoupling protein in brown adipose tissue

Daniel Meyers meyers_d at msmail.bms.com
Wed Jun 12 10:18:13 EST 1996


Rui,
UCP acts by uncoupling of mitochondrial respiration from oxidative 
phosporylation which gives rise to energy disipation as heat, thus 
there are increases in thermogenesis upon stimulation of UCP.  Oxygen 
consumption has been a common measure of UCP activity.
Hope this helps.
Dan Meyers



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