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  • noun Anything that uncouples
  • noun biochemistry Any substance that inhibits ATP synthesis by breaking its connection with the electron transport system


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  • Rather, it functions as an "uncoupler," keeping the plant from using the products of its metabolism for growth and tissue maintenance.

    Operation Ranch Hand Buckingham, William A. 1982

  • Glucose (final concentration 25 mM) or the uncoupler 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) was injected into the chamber (83 mM final), and stimulated rates of oxygen consumption were determined.

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  • < 2, 4 > (< 2,4 > l-carnithine is an uncoupler [5]; overview on properties of substrate analogues, binding sites [11]) [5, 11] P?

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