Alternative Name(s): BCL-2-associated X protein


Test Description

The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the BCL2 protein family. BCL2 family members form hetero- or homodimers and act as anti- or pro-apoptotic regulators that are involved in a wide variety of cellular activities. Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax) forms a heterodimer with BCL2, and functions as an apoptotic activator.