Skeletal muscle UCP2 and UCP3 expression in trained and untrained male subjects

@article{Schrauwen1999SkeletalMU,
  title={Skeletal muscle UCP2 and UCP3 expression in trained and untrained male subjects},
  author={Patrick Schrauwen and F Troost and Jingsheng Xia and Eric Ravussin and W H M Saris},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={966-972}
}
OBJECTIVE: The new uncoupling proteins, UCP2 and UCP3, are thought to play a role in energy efficiency in humans. Endurance training has been suggested to have effects on resting metabolic rate and energy efficiency. We therefore determined UCP2 and UCP3 mRNA levels in skeletal muscle of trained and untrained male subjects.METHODS: Using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), expression of UCP2, UCP3L and UCP3S mRNA were measured in muscle biopsies from the quadriceps femoris… CONTINUE READING