The Mcl-1 protein belongs to the Bcl-2 family. Alternative splicing occurs at this locus and two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified. The longer gene product (isoform 1) enhances cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis while the alternatively spliced shorter gene product (isoform 2) promotes apoptosis and is death-inducing.
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Protein Aliases: Bcl-2-like protein 3; Bcl-2-related protein EAT/mcl1; Bcl2-L-3; Induced myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein Mcl-1; Induced myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein Mcl-1 homolog; MCL1; mcl1/EAT; myeloid cell leukemia 1; myeloid cell leukemia ES; myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (BCL2-related)
Gene Aliases: AW556805; bcl2-L-3; BCL2L3; EAT; Mcl-1; MCL1; MCL1-ES; mcl1/EAT; MCL1L; MCL1S; TM
Molecular Function: signaling molecule