Uncouplers & pH

Louis Hom lhom at nature.berkeley.edu
Tue Aug 6 20:07:51 EST 1996

Let's say you treat cells with an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation,
like dinitrophenol (I think that's one), so that you cause the cell to burn
up all kinds of fuel struggling to make some ATP.  Would you expect this to
decrease the surrounding pH since more CO2 would be made?  Would you expect
this in vivo too (for organisms as small as insects up to humans)? 
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