Step 1 Study Topics: Apoptosis


This page is dedicated to compiling Step 1 study notes for the topic of apoptosis. This page is likely disorganized as it was made in haste.


Pro apoptotic proteins: Bak, Bax, and Bim

Anti-apoptotic proteins: Bcl-2, Bcl-x

Cytochrome C: is the mitochondrial enzyme that activates caspases and sets of apoptosis. 

Caspases are proteolytic enzymes that destroy the cell. These are activated by cytochrome C. 



Page Updated: 04.18.2017