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Jochen HM Prehn
Ujval Anilkumar



bcl 2 apoptosis mitochondria ischemia excitotoxcity neuronal injury physics neuronal development neurodegeneration physiology

Anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins in acute neural injury. (2014)

Abstract Cells under stress activate cell survival and cell death signaling pathways. Cell death signaling frequently converges on mitochondria, a process that is controlled by the activities of pro- and anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) proteins. In this review, we summarize current knowledge on the control of neuronal survival, development and injury by anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins. We discuss overlapping and differential effects of the individual family members BCL-2, BCL-extra long (BCL-XL), myeloid cell leukemia 1 (MCL-1), and BCL2-like 2 (BCL-W) in the control of survival during development and pathophysiological processes such as trophic factor withdrawal, ischemic injury, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and energy stress. Finally we discuss recent evidence that several anti-apoptotic BCL-2 proteins influence mitochondrial bioenergetics and control neuronal Ca(2+) homeostasis independent of their classical role in cell death signaling.
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Jochen H M Prehn
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 206
Ujval Anilkumar
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 14