dad-1, A putative programmed cell death suppressor gene in rice.

@article{Tanaka1997dad1AP,
  title={dad-1, A putative programmed cell death suppressor gene in rice.},
  author={Yasushi Tanaka and Tomoko Makishima and Michiko Sasabe and Yuki Ichinose and Tomonori Shiraishi and Takeharu Nishimoto and Tetsuji Yamada},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={379-83}
}
The human dad-1 cDNA homolog was isolated from rice plants. The amino acid sequence of the predicted protein product is well conserved in both animals and plants. This rice dad-1 homolog can rescue the temperature-sensitive dad-1 mutants of hamster cells from apoptotic death, suggesting that the rice dad-1 homolog also functions as a suppressor for programmed cell death.