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Aliases for BCL2L2 Gene

Aliases for BCL2L2 Gene

  • BCL2 Like 2 2 3
  • Bcl2-L-2 3 4
  • BCLW 3 4
  • Protein Phosphatase 1, Regulatory Subunit 51 3
  • Apoptosis Regulator Bcl-W 4
  • Apoptosis Regulator BCL-W 3
  • Protein Phosphatase 1 2
  • Regulatory Subunit 51 2
  • BCL2-Like 2 5
  • KIAA0271 4
  • PPP1R51 3
  • BCL-W 3

External Ids for BCL2L2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BCL2L2 Gene

  • GC14P021148
  • GC14P017563
  • GC14P021766
  • GC14P022845
  • GC14P023776
  • GC14P003892
  • GC14P023791
  • GC14P023464
  • GC14P023564

Summaries for BCL2L2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BCL2L2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the BCL-2 protein family. The proteins of this family form hetero- or homodimers and act as anti- and pro-apoptotic regulators. Expression of this gene in cells has been shown to contribute to reduced cell apoptosis under cytotoxic conditions. Studies of the related gene in mice indicated a role in the survival of NGF- and BDNF-dependent neurons. Mutation and knockout studies of the mouse gene demonstrated an essential role in adult spermatogenesis. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Read-through transcription also exists between this gene and the neighboring downstream PABPN1 (poly(A) binding protein, nuclear 1) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]

GeneCards Summary for BCL2L2 Gene

BCL2L2 (BCL2 Like 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are MicroRNAs in cancer and Direct p53 effectors. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and BH domain binding. An important paralog of this gene is BAK1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BCL2L2 Gene

  • Promotes cell survival. Blocks dexamethasone-induced apoptosis. Mediates survival of postmitotic Sertoli cells by suppressing death-promoting activity of BAX.

Gene Wiki entry for BCL2L2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BCL2L2 Gene

Genomics for BCL2L2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for BCL2L2 Gene

Genomic Location for BCL2L2 Gene

23,298,790 bp from pter
23,311,759 bp from pter
12,970 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BCL2L2 Gene

Genes around BCL2L2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BCL2L2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BCL2L2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BCL2L2 Gene

Proteins for BCL2L2 Gene

  • Protein details for BCL2L2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bcl-2-like protein 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K0F4
    • Q2M3U0
    • Q5U0H4

    Protein attributes for BCL2L2 Gene

    193 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    20746 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with HIF3A (via C-terminus domain). Interacts with BOP.
    • Interacts with HIF3A (via C-terminus domain). Interacts with BOP.
    • Sequence=BAA19666.2; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for BCL2L2 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for BCL2L2 Gene


neXtProt entry for BCL2L2 Gene

Proteomics data for BCL2L2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for BCL2L2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for BCL2L2 Gene

Antibody Products

  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for BCL2L2 (BCL2L2)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BCL2L2 Gene

Domains & Families for BCL2L2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BCL2L2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The BH4 motif seems to be involved in the anti-apoptotic function.
  • Belongs to the Bcl-2 family.
  • The BH4 motif seems to be involved in the anti-apoptotic function.
  • The BH1 and BH2 motifs form a hydrophobic groove which acts as a docking site for the BH3 domain of some pro-apoptotic proteins. The C-terminal residues of BCL2L2 fold into the BH3-binding cleft and modulate pro-survival activity by regulating ligand access. When BH3 domain-containing proteins bind, they displace the C-terminus, allowing its insertion into the membrane and neutralizing the pro-survival activity of BCL2L2.
  • Belongs to the Bcl-2 family.
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Function for BCL2L2 Gene

Molecular function for BCL2L2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
BCL2-like 2,antiapoptotic,expressed in lymphoid and myeloid cells
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Promotes cell survival. Blocks dexamethasone-induced apoptosis. Mediates survival of postmitotic Sertoli cells by suppressing death-promoting activity of BAX.
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Animal Models for BCL2L2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BCL2L2:

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miRNA for BCL2L2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BCL2L2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BCL2L2 Gene

Localization for BCL2L2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BCL2L2 Gene

Mitochondrion membrane; Peripheral membrane protein. Note=Loosely associated with the mitochondrial membrane in healthy cells. During apoptosis, tightly bound to the membrane.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BCL2L2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BCL2L2 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 4
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BCL2L2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for BCL2L2 Gene

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Pathways by source for BCL2L2 Gene

1 Sino Biological pathway for BCL2L2 Gene
3 BioSystems pathways for BCL2L2 Gene
1 KEGG pathway for BCL2L2 Gene
1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for BCL2L2 Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for BCL2L2 Gene

Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BCL2L2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008630 intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage IBA --
GO:0043066 negative regulation of apoptotic process IMP 17289999
GO:0060011 Sertoli cell proliferation IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for BCL2L2 Gene

(9) Drugs for BCL2L2 Gene - From: ApexBio, DGIdb, DrugBank, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
ABT-263 Investigational Pharma Target 0
ABT-263 (Navitoclax) Pharma Potent Bcl-2 family inhibitor, inhibits Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, and Bcl-w 0
ABT-737 Pharma Bcl-2 inhibitor 0
AT-101 Pharma BH3-mimetic,gossypol enantiomer, BCL-2 inhibitors 0
Bax inhibitor peptide P5 Pharma Bax inhibitor, Inhibitor of Bax-mediated apoptosis 0

(6) ApexBio Compounds for BCL2L2 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
ABT-263 (Navitoclax) Potent Bcl-2 family inhibitor, inhibits Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, and Bcl-w 923564-51-6
ABT-737 Bcl-2 inhibitor 852808-04-9
AT-101 BH3-mimetic,gossypol enantiomer 90141-22-3
Bax inhibitor peptide P5 Bax inhibitor 579492-83-4
Bax inhibitor peptide V5 Bax inhibitor 579492-81-2
Gossypol PAF inhibitor;anti-fertility and anti-cancer 303-45-7
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Transcripts for BCL2L2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for BCL2L2 Gene

BCL2-like 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Inhibitory RNA Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BCL2L2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b · 3c · 3d · 3e ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for BCL2L2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BCL2L2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for BCL2L2 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BCL2L2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Bone (13.8) and Frontal cortex (9.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for BCL2L2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BCL2L2 Gene Hs.410026

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BCL2L2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed (at protein level) in a wide range of tissues with highest levels in brain, spinal cord, testis, pancreas, heart, spleen and mammary glands. Moderate levels found in thymus, ovary and small intestine. Not detected in salivary gland, muscle or liver. Also expressed in cell lines of myeloid, fibroblast and epithelial origin. Not detected in most lymphoid cell lines.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for BCL2L2 Gene

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for BCL2L2 Gene

Orthologs for BCL2L2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for BCL2L2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BCL2L2 35
  • 95.85 (n)
  • 100 (a)
BCL2L2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BCL2L2 35
  • 94.82 (n)
  • 100 (a)
BCL2L2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bcl2l2 35
  • 93.78 (n)
  • 98.96 (a)
Bcl2l2 16
Bcl2l2 36
  • 98 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BCL2L2 35
  • 99.83 (n)
  • 100 (a)
BCL2L2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bcl2l2 35
  • 94.3 (n)
  • 98.45 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BCL2L2 36
  • 95 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia BCL2L2 36
  • 73 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia bcl2l2 35
  • 67.03 (n)
  • 70.17 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia xR1 35
Species with no ortholog for BCL2L2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for BCL2L2 Gene

Gene Tree for BCL2L2 (if available)
Gene Tree for BCL2L2 (if available)

Paralogs for BCL2L2 Gene

Paralogs for BCL2L2 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for BCL2L2 Gene using alignment to 6 proteins:

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Variants for BCL2L2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BCL2L2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 14 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_048418 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BCL2L2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv901493 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for BCL2L2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 40% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.48; 10.39% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for BCL2L2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BCL2L2 Gene

Disorders for BCL2L2 Gene

Relevant External Links for BCL2L2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for BCL2L2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for BCL2L2 Gene

Publications for BCL2L2 Gene

  1. Bcl-w, a novel member of the Bcl-2 family, promotes cell survival. (PMID: 8761287) Gibson L. … Cory S. (Oncogene 1996) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Co-inhibition of BCL-W and BCL2 restores antiestrogen sensitivity through BECN1 and promotes an autophagy-associated necrosis. (PMID: 20062536) Crawford A.C. … Clarke R. (PLoS ONE 2010) 3 23
  3. miR-122 targets an anti-apoptotic gene, Bcl-w, in human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines. (PMID: 18692484) Lin C.J. … Wu J.L. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2008) 3 23
  4. Akt regulates drug-induced cell death through Bcl-w downregulation. (PMID: 19114998) Garofalo M. … Condorelli G. (PLoS ONE 2008) 3 23
  5. Gene profiling in Pap-cell smears of high-risk human papillomavirus-positive squamous cervical carcinoma. (PMID: 17306351) Manavi M. … Czerwenka K. (Gynecol. Oncol. 2007) 3 23

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