For the Human gene set with the same name, see BIOCARTA_MITOCHONDRIA_PATHWAY

Systematic name MM1484
Brief description Role of Mitochondria in Apoptotic Signaling
Full description or abstract Mitochondria participate in apoptotic signaling pathways through the release of mitochondrial proteins into the cytoplasm. Cytochrome c, a key protein in electron transport, is released from mitochondria in response to apoptotic signals, and activates Apaf-1, a protease released from mitochondria. Activated Apaf-1 activates caspase-9 and the rest of the caspase pathway. Smac/DIABLO is released from mitochondria and inhibits IAP proteins that normally interact with caspase-9 to inhibit apoptosis. Apoptosis regulation by Bcl-2 family proteins occurs as family members form complexes that enter the mitochondrial membrane, regulating the release of cytochrome c and other proteins. TNF family receptor that cause apoptosis directly activate the caspase cascade, but can also activate Bid, a Bcl-2 family member, which activates mitochondria-mediated apoptosis. Bax, another Bcl-2 family member, is activated by this pathway to localize to the mitochondrial membrane and increase its permeability, releasing cytochre c and other mitochondrial proteins. Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL prevent pore formation, blocking apoptosis. AIF (Apoptosis inducing factor) is another mitochondrial factor that is released into the cytoplasm to induce apoptosis. AIF-induced apoptosis is important during development but is not caspase dependent.
Collection M2: Curated
      CP: Canonical Pathways
            CP:BIOCARTA: BioCarta Pathways
Source publication  
Exact source  
Related gene sets  
External links
Filtered by similarity ?
Source species Mus musculus
Contributed by BioCarta
Source platform or
identifier namespace
Dataset references  
Download gene set format: grp | gmt | xml | json | TSV metadata
Compute overlaps ? (show collections to investigate for overlap with this gene set)
Compendia expression profiles ? NG-CHM interactive heatmaps
(Please note that clustering takes a few seconds)
Mouse Transcriptomic BodyMap compendium

Legacy heatmaps (PNG)
Mouse Transcriptomic BodyMap compendium
Advanced query Further investigate these 19 genes
Show members (show 19 source identifiers mapped to 19 genes)
Version history 2022.1.Mm: First Introduced.

See MSigDB license terms here. Please note that certain gene sets have special access terms.