Aliases for BBC3 Gene
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This gene encodes a member of the BCL-2 family of proteins. This family member belongs to the BH3-only pro-apoptotic subclass. The protein cooperates with direct activator proteins to induce mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization and apoptosis. It can bind to anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members to induce mitochondrial dysfunction and caspase activation. Because of its pro-apoptotic role, this gene is a potential drug target for cancer therapy and for tissue injury. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for BBC3 Gene
Essential mediator of p53/TP53-dependent and p53/TP53-independent apoptosis. Isoform 3 fails to show any growth-inhibitory or apoptotic activity
Essential mediator of p53/TP53-dependent and p53/TP53-independent apoptosis. Functions by promoting partial unfolding of BCL2L1 and dissociation of BCL2L1 from p53/TP53. Regulates ER stress-induced neuronal apoptosis.