Sequence of this protein is as follows: ITDWQNVFRT YDRDNSGMID KNELKQALSG FGYRLSDQFH DILIRKFDRQ GRGQIAFDDF IQGCIVLQRL TDIFRRYDTD QDGWIQVSYE QYLSMVFSIV
An increased intracellular Ca2+ concentration induces apoptotic cell death. Transiently elevated Ca2+ concentrations are required for glucocorticoid-mediated and T cell receptor-mediated pathways, leading to T cell apoptosis. ALG-2 (for apoptosis-linked gene 2) is a Ca2+ -binding protein that participates in regulatory events occuring late in the apoptotic program and where several death signals converge. ALG-2 is a protein expressed in normal brain, and to a greater extent in ischemic brain. The ALG-2 protein contains five EF-hand-like motifs and shares homology with members of the penta EF-hand family, which includes Calpain small subunits sorcin and Grancalcin.
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Protein Aliases: ALG-2; apoptosis-linked gene 2 protein; Apoptosis-linked gene 2 protein homolog; probable calcium-binding protein ALG-2; Programmed cell death protein 6
Gene Aliases: ALG-2; ALG2; PDCD6; PEF1B
UniProt ID: (Human) O75340
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 10016
Molecular Function: actin or actin-binding cytoskeletal protein