Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits oxidative phosphorylation uncoupler activity. Involved in fatty acid metabolic process and response to superoxide. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in coronary restenosis; diabetic neuropathy; glucose metabolism disease (multiple); and obesity. Is expressed in adipose tissue; heart; and skeletal muscle. Orthologous to human UCP3 (uncoupling protein 3).