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bcl2l11

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Official Full Name
BCL2-like 11 (apoptosis facilitator)
Background
Bim (bcl-2-interacting mediator of cell death) is a proapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family that shares only the BH3 domain with this family. There are three isoforms of Bim: BimEL, BimL, and BimS. Bim is involved in regulating the intrinsic mitochondrial apoptotic pathway by inducing cytochrome c release, which in turn, activates caspase-9 and then caspase-3. Bim also plays a critical role in central and peripheral deletion of T lymphocytes and in controlling B cell homeostasis and activation. BimEL, the long isoform of Bim, is a ~28 kDa protein that is predominantly expressed in T and B cells and is activated by ERK1/2 pathway. The activation of BimEL by ERK1/2 promotes its phosphorylation on serine 65 (serine 69 in human), targeting it for degradation via the proteasome.
Synonyms
BCL2L11; BCL2-like 11 (apoptosis facilitator); bcl-2-like protein 11; bcl2-L-11; Bcl2 interacting mediator of cell death; bcl2-interacting mediator of cell death; Bim; Bod; 1500006F24Rik; BimEL; BimL; bcl-2 interacting protein Bim; bcl-2-related ovarian death agonist; bcl-2 interacting mediator of cell death; BAM; BIM-beta6; BIM-beta7; BIM-alpha6; BAM, BIM, BIM-alpha6, BIM-beta6, BIM-beta7, BOD, BimEL, BimL,BCL2L11; BCL2-like 11