Positional and functional characterisation of apoptosis related genes belonging to the BCL2 family in sheep.


Apoptosis is a process whereby cells die in a controlled manner and it is involved in animal development, tissue homeostasis and a variety of diseases. The B-cell lymphoma 2 family proteins are central regulators of intracellular apoptotic signalling cascades. This work describes the isolation of cDNA and genomic fragments from five sheep BCL2 related genes… (More)