Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 13th, 2003
"BAD is a BH3-only protein, and its proapoptotic activity is negatively regulated by serine phosphorylation. Here, we show that overexpression of BAD preferentially augments anchorage loss-induced apoptosis (anoikis). Gene transfer-mediated BAD overexpression alone did not induce apoptosis in attached MDCK cells but strongly augmented apoptosis when cells were cultured in suspension," scientists in Japan report.
"In contrast, overexpression of another BH3-only protein, BID, displayed much lower augmentation of anoikis, suggesting a preferential contribution of BAD to anoikis....
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