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Thermogenin in the inner membrane of brown fat cell mitochondria does all of the following except ?

Q. Thermogenin in the inner membrane of brown fat cell mitochondria does all of the following except?

A. Generates heat by non-shivering thermogenesis.

B. Disturbs the proton gradient that was generated by NADH-powered pumping.

C. Increases ATP synthesis in the brown fat cells.

D. Activates by fatty acids and inhibits by purine nucleotides.

E. Decreases ATP synthesis in the brown fat cells.

F. Uncouples ATP synthesis from electron transport.

 

Answer: C (Increases ATP synthesis in the brown fat cells). To read more about the function of thermogenin in the inner membrane of brown fat cell mitochondria, click here.

 

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