BNIPL (BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19kD interacting protein like) is a novel proapoptotic protein belonging to the BNIPL family. It consists of a BNIP-2 and Cdc42GAP homology (BCH) domain. It is expressed in human placenta and lung.
Bcl-2/adenovirus E1B 19 kDa-interacting protein 2-like protein recombinant protein epitope signature tag (PrEST)
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BNIPL (BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19kD interacting protein like) is highly involved in the apoptotic pathways. The BCH domain of BNIPL performs in two critical pathways related to cell death. During DNA fragmentation, it directly interacts with the Bcl-2 as a linker protein. BNIPL also interacts with Cdc42GAP to stabilize the structural changes of chromosome during apoptosis. It has been reported that BNIPL may participate in the regulation of DNA fragmentation and membrane bleb formation pathways in apoptotic cells. BNIPL also plays a crucial role in the cell proliferation by binding to cell proliferation-related proteins, MIF (macrophage migration inhibitory factor) and GFER (growth factor erv1 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)-like).
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