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UCP1 (Mitochondrial brown fat uncoupling protein 1)
FEATURES
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as UCP1_BOVIN, UCP1, SLC25A7, UCP. Mitochondrial protein responsible for thermogenic respiration, a specialized capacity of brown adipose tissue and beige fat that participates to non-shivering adaptive thermogenesis to temperature and diet variations and more generally to the regulation of energy balance. Functions as a long-chain fatty acid/LCFA and proton symporter, simultaneously transporting one LCFA and one proton through the inner mitochondrial membrane. However, LCFAs remaining associated with the transporter via their hydrophobic tails, it results in an apparent transport of protons activated by LCFAs. Thereby, dissipates the mitochondrial proton gradient and converts the energy of substrate oxydation into heat instead of ATP. Regulates the production of reactive oxygen species/ROS by mitochondria. Most probably functions as a monomer. Binds one purine nucleotide per monomer. However, has also been suggested to function as a homodimer or a homotetramer. Tightly associates with cardiolipin in the mitochondrion inner membrane; may stabilize and regulate its activity.
Also known as UCP1_BOVIN, UCP1, SLC25A7, UCP. Mitochondrial protein responsible for thermogenic respiration, a specialized capacity of brown adipose tissue and beige fat that participates to non-shivering adaptive thermogenesis to temperature and diet variations and more generally to the regulation of energy balance. Functions as a long-chain fatty ... More
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UCP1

Mitochondrial brown fat uncoupling protein 1

Molecular Synopsis