Aliases for BNIP3L Gene
External Ids for BNIP3L Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BNIP3L Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the pro-apoptotic subfamily within the Bcl-2 family of proteins. The encoded protein binds to Bcl-2 and possesses the BH3 domain. The protein directly targets mitochondria and causes apoptotic changes, including loss of membrane potential and the release of cytochrome c. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2015]
GeneCards Summary for BNIP3L Gene
BNIP3L (BCL2 Interacting Protein 3 Like) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BNIP3L include Pediculus Humanus Capitis Infestation and Asbestos-Related Lung Carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Direct p53 effectors and Gene Expression. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is BNIP3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for BNIP3L Gene
Induces apoptosis. Interacts with viral and cellular anti-apoptosis proteins. Can overcome the suppressors BCL-2 and BCL-XL, although high levels of BCL-XL expression will inhibit apoptosis. Inhibits apoptosis induced by BNIP3. Involved in mitochondrial quality control via its interaction with SPATA18/MIEAP: in response to mitochondrial damage, participates in mitochondrial protein catabolic process (also named MALM) leading to the degradation of damaged proteins inside mitochondria. The physical interaction of SPATA18/MIEAP, BNIP3 and BNIP3L/NIX at the mitochondrial outer membrane regulates the opening of a pore in the mitochondrial double membrane in order to mediate the translocation of lysosomal proteins from the cytoplasm to the mitochondrial matrix. May function as a tumor suppressor.