Bcl-2 family proteins regulate and contribute to programmed cell death or apoptosis. They comprise a large protein family and all members contain at least one of four BH (Bcl-2 homology) domains. Certain members such as Bcl-2, Bcl-XL and Mcl-1 are antiapoptotic, whilst others (Bax, Bak, Bok) are proapoptotic.
The proapoptotic group of Bcl-2 proteins can be further sub-divided into the structurally diverse 'BH3' only proteins (including Bid, NOXA, PUMA and Bad) and the multidomain proteins that share BH1 to 3 (including Bax and Bak). Most Bcl-2 family members contain a C-terminal transmembrane domain that functions to target these proteins to the outer mitochondrial and other intracellular membranes.
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