brown fat cellmedical dictionary

<pathology> Brown fat is specialised for heat production and the adipocytes have many mitochondria in which an inner membrane protein can act as an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation allowing rapid thermogenesis.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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