Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables oxidative phosphorylation uncoupler activity. Acts upstream of or within fatty acid metabolic process and response to superoxide. Located in 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).