Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits oxidative phosphorylation uncoupler activity. Involved in fatty acid metabolic process and response to superoxide. Localizes to mitochondrion. Is expressed in adipose tissue; heart; and skeletal muscle. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in coronary restenosis; diabetic neuropathy; glucose metabolism disease (multiple); and obesity. Orthologous to human UCP3 (uncoupling protein 3).