An uncoupling protein (UCP) is a mitochondrial inner membrane protein that is a regulated proton channel or transporter. An uncoupling protein is thus capable of dissipating the proton gradient generated by NADH-powered pumping of protons from the mitochondrial matrix to the mitochondrial intermembrane space. The energy lost in dissipating the proton gradient via UCPs is not used to do biochemical work. Instead, heat is generated.
|CSN11088||Genipin||6902-77-8||Genipin is a naturally occuring cross linking agent found in gardenia fruit with anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenesis effects.|