STRING 9.05 
MAPK8 [ENSP00000353483]
 
mitogen-activated protein kinase 8; Responds to activation by environmental stress and pro- inflammatory cytokines by phosphorylating a number of transcription factors, primarily components of AP-1 such as JUN, JDP2 and ATF2 and thus regulates AP-1 transcriptional activity. In T-cells, JNK1 and JNK2 are required for polarized differentiation of T-helper cells into Th1 cells (By similarity). Phosphorylates heat shock factor protein 4 (HSF4)
BCL2 [ENSP00000329623]
 
B-cell CLL/lymphoma 2; Suppresses apoptosis in a variety of cell systems including factor-dependent lymphohematopoietic and neural cells. Regulates cell death by controlling the mitochondrial membrane permeability. Appears to function in a feedback loop system with caspases. Inhibits caspase activity either by preventing the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria and/or by binding to the apoptosis-activating factor (APAF-1)
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
    
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
    
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Expression:  
none / insignificant.
    
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.845).  
Association in Curated Databases:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.883).  
Combined Score:
 
0.980
 
Evidence for specific actions:
Post-translational modification:yes (score: 0.800)