Title: An uncoupling protein homologue putatively involved in facultative muscle thermogenesis in birds
Authors: Raimbault, S ×
Dridi, Sami
Denjean, F
Lachuer, J
Couplan, E
Bouillaud, F
Bordas, A
Duchamp, C
Taouis, M
Ricquier, D #
Issue Date: Feb-2001
Publisher: Portland press
Series Title: Biochemical journal vol:353 pages:441-444
Abstract: The cDNA of an uncoupling protein (UCP) homologue was obtained by screening a chicken skeletal-muscle library. The predicted 307-amino-acid sequence of avian UCP (avUCP) is 55, 70, 70 and 46% identical with mammalian UCP1, UCP2, and UCP3 and plant UCP respectively. avUCP mRNA expression is restricted to skeletal muscle and its abundance was increased 1.3-fold in a chicken line showing diet-induced thermogenesis, and 3.6- and 2.6-fold in cold-acclimated and glucagon-treated ducklings developing muscle non-shivering thermogenesis respectively. The present data support the implication of avUCP in avian energy expenditure.
ISSN: 0264-6021
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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