Cytochrome C - a mediator of apoptosis Cytochrome C is a small heme protein within the inner mitochondrial membrane responsible for carrying electrons within the respiratory transport chain. Additionally, cytochrome c has also been identified as a player in programmed cell death (apop... Read full blog post.
Survivin is thrivin' The survivin anti-apoptotic protein is the smallest member of a large family of proteins such as X-linked IAP, c-IAP1 and 2, IAP-like protein-2, melanoma IAP, Livin, and NAIP. Survivin regulates basic physiological events such as the cell cycle, tumor... Read full blog post.
Livin: On a Prayer Livin is a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAP) family that regulates programmed cell death. The Livin protein contains a single baculovirus IAP repeat (BIR) essential for function, along with a COOH-terminal RING-type zinc finger domai... Read full blog post.
Survivin: Infographic Survivin is involved in promoting cell proliferation and is an inhibitor of apoptosis. Survivin has a critical role in cancer proliferation and neural development. It may have an impact on neural cell proliferative responses following brain injury.L... Read full blog post.
TrkB: Bridging Ontogenesis and Oncogenesis Tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) is a member of the Trk receptor tyrosine kinases family consisting of TrkA, TrkB and TrkC. The sequence of these family members is highly conserved. Interaction of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) with its... Read full blog post.
Caspase 7: The Cell's Suicide Switch Caspase 7 (also known as CASP7, Mch3, ICE-LAP3, CMH-1) is a member of caspase family of cysteine proteases. It is an apoptosis-related cystein peptidase encoded by the CASP7 gene in humans. CASP7 homologous sequences have been identified in nearly all... Read full blog post.
TrkB: Docking for Neurotrophins and Beyond. Tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) is a member of the Trk receptor tyrosine kinases family consisting of TrkA, TrkB and TrkC. The sequence of these family members is highly conserved. TrK's are activated by several neurotrophins, which are small pro... Read full blog post.