BCL2. Definition

Medical Definition: BCL2

A protein that helps control the survival or destruction of a cell to prevent a type of cell death called apoptosis. The BCL2 gene is on chromosome 18, and in many leukemias and lymphomas of B cells observed BCL2 gene transfer to a different chromosome. This leads to develop such large amounts of BCL2 could prevent the death of cancer cells. Also called protein 2 leukemia / lymphoma B cells

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