DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Literature associating UCP2 and obesity

UCP2 [ENSP00000312029]

Uncoupling protein 2 (mitochondrial, proton carrier); UCP are mitochondrial transporter proteins that create proton leaks across the inner mitochondrial membrane, thus uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation from ATP synthesis. As a result, energy is dissipated in the form of heat; Belongs to the mitochondrial carrier (TC 2.A.29) family.

Synonyms:  UCP2,  UCP2p,  hUCP2,  A0A024R5N5,  F5GX45 ...

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