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Bax transmembrane domain interacts with prosurvival Bcl-2 proteins in biological membranes

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2016
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Title
Bax transmembrane domain interacts with prosurvival Bcl-2 proteins in biological membranes
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1612322114
Pubmed ID
Authors

Vicente Andreu-Fernández, Mónica Sancho, Ainhoa Genovés, Estefanía Lucendo, Franziska Todt, Joachim Lauterwasser, Kathrin Funk, Günther Jahreis, Enrique Pérez-Payá, Ismael Mingarro, Frank Edlich, Mar Orzáez

Abstract

The Bcl-2 (B-cell lymphoma 2) protein Bax (Bcl-2 associated X, apoptosis regulator) can commit cells to apoptosis via outer mitochondrial membrane permeabilization. Bax activity is controlled in healthy cells by prosurvival Bcl-2 proteins. C-terminal Bax transmembrane domain interactions were implicated recently in Bax pore formation. Here, we show that the isolated transmembrane domains of Bax, Bcl-xL (B-cell lymphoma-extra large), and Bcl-2 can mediate interactions between Bax and prosurvival proteins inside the membrane in the absence of apoptotic stimuli. Bcl-2 protein transmembrane domains specifically homooligomerize and heterooligomerize in bacterial and mitochondrial membranes. Their interactions participate in the regulation of Bcl-2 proteins, thus modulating apoptotic activity. Our results suggest that interactions between the transmembrane domains of Bax and antiapoptotic Bcl-2 proteins represent a previously unappreciated level of apoptosis regulation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 70 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 34%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 24%
Chemistry 5 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 January 2021.
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#1,054,263
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#16,320
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#32,203
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Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#400
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