This is a 20–amino acid Bax BH3 peptide (Bax 1) capable of inducing apoptosis in a variety of cell line models. In addition to disrupting Bax/Bcl-2 and Bax/Bcl-XL, it can promote cytochrome c release from isolated mitochondria. Bax BH3 belongs to the Bcl-2 protein family which consists of both pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic members. Bax BH3 acts to regulate apoptosis via governance of the 'intrinsic' pathway of cell death.
Shangary, S. et al. Mol. Canc. Ther. 3, 1343 (2004); Shangary, S. et al. Biochem. 41, 9485 (2002).
Sequence (One-Letter Code)
Sequence (Three-Letter Code)
H - Ser - Thr - Lys - Lys - Leu - Ser - Glu - Cys - Leu - Lys - Arg - Ile - Gly - Asp - Glu - Leu - Asp - Ser - Asn - Met - OH