AtUCP2: a novel isoform of the mitochondrial uncoupling protein of Arabidopsis thaliana.

@article{Watanabe1999AtUCP2AN,
  title={AtUCP2: a novel isoform of the mitochondrial uncoupling protein of Arabidopsis thaliana.},
  author={Akira Watanabe and Mikio Nakazono and Nobuhiro Tsutsumi and Atsushi Hirai},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={1160-6}
}
Mitochondrial uncoupling proteins (UCPs) play a central role in adaptive thermogenesis in mammals. The UCPs dissipate the proton gradient formed through respiration without ATP synthesis, and the freed energy is readily converted to heat, helping the animals to maintain their body temperature in cold environments. Recently, it was found that UCPs also function in plant mitochondria. Subsequently, a cDNA clone encoding a UCP in potato was isolated. Whereas the UCP gene constitutes a multigene… CONTINUE READING