At3g54110: PUMP1 (PLANT UNCOUPLING MITOCHONDRIAL PROTEIN 1)
Member of Uncoupling protein PUMP2 family. Encodes a mitochondrial uncoupling protein AtUCP1 involved in maintain the redox poise of the mitochondrial electron transport chain to facilitate photosynthetic metabolism. Disruption of UCP1 results in a photosynthetic phenotype. Specifically there is a restriction in photorespiration with a decrease in the rate of oxidation of photorespiratory glycine in the mitochondrion. This change leads to an associated reduced photosynthetic carbon assimilation rate.