The availability of inducer members for heterodimerization with Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL may be regulated by signals generated by the binding of cytokines. Bad is a proapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family and is sequestered in the cytosol when cytokines are present. Upon removal of cytokines, Bad becomes dephosphorylated at specific serine residues, dissociates from and heterodimerizes with Bcl-xL.
Bad phosphorylation and reassociation with can be induced by addition of cytokines. Furthermore, hyper-phosphorylated Bad does not bind to Bcl-xL. These results suggest that the cytokine-engaged receptor prevents apoptosis by inducing the phosphorylation of the apoptotic-inducing members of the Bcl-2 family, thereby making them unavailable for dimerization with Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL.
The identity of the kinase pathway that couples cytokine receptor binding to phosphorylation of the pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members is under intense study.
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Activated protein kinase B PKB has been shown to prevent the apoptotic cell death of Rat-1 cells that are induced by c- myc. PI3K is active when cytokines are bound to their receptors reviewed in ref.
The Bcl-2 family may also be central to another type of apoptosis induction. Bcl-2 overexpression prevents free radical-induced lipid peroxidation. Studies using in vitro assays of apoptosis have shown that activation of the cysteine protease CPP32 is dependent on the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria.
It is possible that cytosolic cytochrome c propagates or initiates free radical production. Although the mechanism for activation of apoptosis by these events is unknown, the findings suggest a function for the Bcl-2 family in regulating free radical damage. Bcl-xL forms pores in artificial membranes 38 and have a crystal structure similar to the B-subunit of diphtheria toxin.
Thus, Bcl-xL and Bcl-2 have the potential to translocate materials across membranes.
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