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Role of Uncoupling Proteins in Cancer
AbstractUncoupling proteins (UCPs) are a family of inner mitochondrial membrane proteins whose function is to allow the re-entry of protons to the mitochondrial matrix, by dissipating the proton gradient and, subsequently, decreasing membrane potential and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Due to their pivotal role in the intersection between energy efficiency and oxidative stress, UCPs are being investigated for a potential role in cancer. In this review we compile the latest evidence showing a link between uncoupling and the carcinogenic process, paying special attention to their involvement in cancer initiation, progression and drug chemoresistance.
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Valle, A.; Oliver, J.; Roca, P. Role of Uncoupling Proteins in Cancer. Cancers 2010, 2, 567-591.View more citation formats
Valle A, Oliver J, Roca P. Role of Uncoupling Proteins in Cancer. Cancers. 2010; 2(2):567-591.Chicago/Turabian Style
Valle, Adamo; Oliver, Jordi; Roca, Pilar. 2010. "Role of Uncoupling Proteins in Cancer." Cancers 2, no. 2: 567-591.