02 September 2014

UnCoupling Protein (Thermogenin) Heat Production and ETC Poisons

In Brown Adipose Tissue, Hydrogen Ion (Proton) movement can be uncoupled from the production of ATP. So, instead of using the high energy of the electro-chemical gradient to produce work (by making ATP), the energy is released as heat.

 -In this video, the uncoupling protein known as Thermogenin is looked at very quickly and the biochemistry of it's control is investigated.
- This video also explores other irregularities in the Electron Transport Chain that uncouple electron flow from ATP-Synthesis, such as respiratory poisons.

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