Bcl-2-associated X protein

  • Bax
  • bax
German: Bcl-2 assoziiertes Protein X
Japanese: Bcl-2 結合タンパク質

Molecular genetics. A member of the Bcl-2 family promoting programmed cell death (apoptosis). Expression of the bax gene is induced by the tumorsuppressor protein p53.

Notation: bax (italics) refers to the gene, Bax (first letter capitalized) to the protein.

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