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NIP3 is a member of the BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19 kd-interacting protein (BNIP) family. It interacts with the E1B 19 kDa protein which is responsible for the protection of virally-induced cell death, as well as E1B 19 kDa-like sequences of BCL2, also an apoptotic protector. NIP3 contains a BH3 domain and a transmembrane domain, which have been associated with pro-apoptotic function. The dimeric mitochondrial protein is known to induce apoptosis, even in the presence of BCL2.
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Protein Aliases: BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19 kDa protein-interacting protein 3; BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19 kDa-interacting protein 1, NIP3; BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19kDa interacting protein 3; BCL2/adenovirus E1B 19kDa-interacting protein 1, NIP3; BCL2/adenovirus E1B interacting protein 1, NIP3
Gene Aliases: BNIP3; NIP3