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BAD  -  BCL2-associated agonist of cell death

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: BBC2, BBC6, BCL2L8, Bcl-2-binding component 6, Bcl-2-like protein 8, ...
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High impact information on BAD

  • The large increase in activity was paralleled by the appearance of a 110 kDa protein detected by the monoclonal AC antibody BBC-2 [1].
  • Lies, damned lies, and science -- BBC2 Horizon: "The Betrayers," 13 Mar 1995 [2].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of BAD

  • Public Eye did just this (BBC2, February 26th 1993), investigating the number of revision hip arthroplasties that are becoming necessary in the UK--some 12% at the last report with a projected increase over the next two years to a massive 30% [3].


  1. The expression of a novel Ca2+/CaM stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity in the neuroblastoma cell line Lan-1 is regulated by cell density. Kluxen, F.W., Hülster, A., Droste, M., Pfeuffer, T. Brain Res. (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. Lies, damned lies, and science -- BBC2 Horizon: "The Betrayers," 13 Mar 1995. Wilmshurst, P. BMJ (1995) [Pubmed]
  3. 'The high price of hips'. Whose name is on the bill? Fox, J.A. The British journal of theatre nursing : NATNews : the official journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses. (1993) [Pubmed]
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