Scientists found that vaginal birth activated a protein in the brains of newborns - mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) that helps brain development in adulthood.
What does UCP2 stand for?
UCP2 stands for Uncoupling Protein 2
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Wallace Professor of Biomedical Research and chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, studied the effect of natural and surgical deliveries on mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) in mice.
To do so, they created a mouse model that produced large quantities of uncoupling protein 2 in hypocretin neurons in the lateral hypothalamus, which is near the preoptic area.
The variations modulate production of a molecule called uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2), which converts calories into heat instead of fat.
The gene, described in the March Nature Genetics, encodes a molecule that researchers have dubbed uncoupling protein 2, or UCP2.