Caenorhabditis elegans


CELE_F23B12.9, F23B12.9
egl-1 encodes a novel protein that contains a region similar to the BH3 (Bcl-2 homology region 3) domain of mammalian cell death activators; EGL-1 functions as an upstream activator in the general programmed cell death pathway and positively regulates programmed cell death by interacting directly with CED-9 to induce CED-4 release from CED-4/CED-9 complexes and ultimately activate the CED-3 caspase; EGL-1 also induces WAH-1/apoptosis-inducing factor release from the mitochondria; in hermaphrodites, egl-1 is transcriptionally repressed by TRA-1, permitting survival of the HSN neurons required for egg laying; egl-1 message is detected at low abundance in embryonic and L1 larval mRNA preparations, but not in mRNA preparations from later larval stages or young adults.
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