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Definitions of c bcl 2 Proteins

  1. Membrane proteins encoded by the bcl- 2 genes and serving as a potent inhibitor of cell death by apoptosis. The proteins are found on mitochondrial, microsomal, and nuclear membrane sites within many cell types. Overexpression of bcl- 2 proteins, due to a translocation of the gene, is associated with follicular lymphoma.
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