[The study of the uncoulping protein gene as the candidate gene for fatness traits in chicken].

Abstract

The UCPs are integral membrane proteins of the mitochondrial respiration from oxidative phosphorylation, diminishing the resulting production of ATP and instead yielding dissipative heat. The action of those proteins creates a futile cycle that decreases the metabolic efficiency of the organism. Thus UCPs provide new clue to obesity's causes. This study was… (More)

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