This gene encodes an integral outer mitochondrial membrane protein that blocks the apoptotic death of some cells such as lymphocytes. Constitutive expression of BCL2, such as in the case of translocation of BCL2 to Ig heavy chain locus, is thought to be the cause of follicular lymphoma. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
TclinThese targets have activities in DrugCentral (ie. approved drugs) with known mechanism of action.
Tractability (small molecule):
Clinical PrecedenceTargets with drugs in phase II or above; Pre-clinical targets
Predicted Tractable - Medium to low confidenceTargets with GO cell component terms plasma membrane or secreted with low or unknown confidence; Targets with predicted signal peptide and transmembrane domains; GO cell component - medium confidence; Human Protein Atlas - high confidence