Gene Symbol: UCP3
Description: uncoupling protein 3
Alias: mitochondrial uncoupling protein 3, UCP 3, solute carrier family 25 member 9, uncoupling protein 3 (mitochondrial, proton carrier)
Stone R, Rexroad C, Smith T. Bovine UCP2 and UCP3 map to BTA15. Anim Genet. 1999;30:378-81 pubmed
Two recently described uncoupling proteins, UCP2 and UCP3, may have important roles in determining feed conversion and/or maintenance energy requirements in livestock...
Kolath W, Kerley M, Golden J, Shahid S, Johnson G. The relationships among mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 and 3 expression, mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid single nucleotide polymorphisms, and residual feed intake in Angus steers. J Anim Sci. 2006;84:1761-6 pubmed
..None of these polymorphisms were related to RFI. It seems that the expression of uncoupling protein 2 and 3 and mitochondrial DNA sequence are not related to RFI status. ..
Sherman E, Nkrumah J, Murdoch B, Li C, Wang Z, Fu A, et al
. Polymorphisms and haplotypes in the bovine neuropeptide Y, growth hormone receptor, ghrelin, insulin-like growth factor 2, and uncoupling proteins 2 and 3 genes and their associations with measures of growth, performance, feed efficiency, and carcass. J Anim Sci. 2008;86:1-16 pubmed
..bovine neuropeptide Y (NPY), growth hormone receptor (GHR), ghrelin (GHRL), uncoupling proteins 2 and 3 (UCP2 and UCP3), IGF2, corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), cocaine and amphetamine regulated transcript (CART), melanocortin-4 ..
Zhang R, Li X. Association between IGF-IR, m-calpain and UCP-3 gene polymorphisms and growth traits in Nanyang cattle. Mol Biol Rep. 2011;38:2179-84 pubmed publisher
..05). In conclusion, the m-calpain/HhaI and UCP-3/BglI polymorphisms may be used as DNA markers for selection in the breeding process of Nanyang cattle. ..