Dinitrophenol and bioenergetics: An historical perspective

  title={Dinitrophenol and bioenergetics: An historical perspective},
  author={J. Parascandola},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
  • J. Parascandola
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  • SummaryThe subject of the paper is the history of dinitrophenol compounds in relationship to bioenergetics. The history of the interaction between dinitrophenols and bioenergetics can be traced back to 1885 whenCazeneuve andLÉpine discovered the thermogenic effects of dinitronapthol. Dinitronapthol and dinitrocresol were used as food colors in the late 19th century although a growing awareness of their toxic properties led to the prohibition of their use for this purpose in certain countries… CONTINUE READING
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