Inhibitor of Apoptosis
Inhibitors of apoptosis (IAP) are a family of proteins that are the major regulators of apoptosis through their interaction with the various components of the apoptotic signaling cascades. Originally discovered in baculovirus, the human homologs are sometimes described as baculovirus IAP repeat containing (BIRC) proteins.
There are a number of different IAPs including neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein (NAIP or BIRC1), cellular IAPs (c-IAP-1 and c-IAP-2, or BIRC2 and BIRC3 respectively), X-chromosome linked IAP (XIAP or BIRC4) and survivin (BIRC5). cIAP-1 and 2 function through interaction with TNF receptors and by binding to the mitochondrial protein, SMAC, preventing it binding to XIAP. Thought to be the most potent apoptosis suppressor, XIAP, directly binds and inhibits caspases -3, -7 and -9. Survivin, which also binds to several caspases, is up-regulated in a many tumor cell types.View all products for Inhibitor of Apoptosis »
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A collection of over 750 products for cancer research, the guide includes research tools for the study of:
- Cancer Metabolism
- Epigenetics in Cancer
- Receptor Signaling
- Cell Cycle and DNA Damage Repair
- Invasion and Metastasis
Written by Bram van Raam & Guy Salvesen, this poster summarizes the signaling pathways involved in apoptosis, necroptosis and cell survival following death receptor activation, and highlights the influence of the molecular switch, cFLIP, on cell fate.Request copy | Download PDF | View all posters
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