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B-Cell CLL/Lymphoma 10 definition: The gene was identified by its translocation in a case of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The protein contains a caspase recruitment domain (CARD), and has been shown to induce apoptosis and to activate NF-kappaB. This protein is reported to interact with other CARD domain containing proteins including CARD9, 10, 11 and 14, which are thought to function as upstream regulators in NF-kappaB signaling. This protein is found to form a complex with MALT1, a protein encoded by another gene known to be translocated in MALT lymphoma. MALT1 and this protein are thought to synergize in the activation of NF-kappaB, and the deregulation of either of them may contribute to the same pathogenetic process that leads to the malignancy. (LocusLink)
BCL10 Gene definition: This gene is involved in the promotion of apoptosis.