bcl-2 gene expression in apoptotic neuronal cell death

Michael Roberts mroberts at callisto.uwinnipeg.ca
Thu Mar 13 21:12:18 EST 1997


On 12 Mar 1997, windows 95 user wrote:

> I have read with great interest of the studies by Rink et al of evidence of
> apoptotic cell death.
> My question is : is the bcl-2 gene which is an apoptotic suppressor gene
> induced in traumatic brain injury
> 
> 
> 
I believe bcl-2 would not be involved in damage resulting from traumatic
brain injury, as this injury would be more likely to involve necrosis than
apoptosis.  Perhaps it would be active in the recovery process while
aberrant connections are weeded out.

-mike




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