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A gene on chromosome 22q11.1, which encodes a member of the BCL-2 family of cell death regulators. BID heterodimerises with either agonist BAX or antagonist BCL2. Caspase-8 cleaves BID, mediating mitochondrial damage when the COOH-terminal part translocates to mitochondria, triggering cytochrome c release.
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bis in di·e

, bid (bis in dē'ā)
Twice a day.
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Abbreviation for bis in die.
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IBM strategies bid fair to reduce the pain that enterprise and mid-range IT managers feel.
At one point, Weissmann implies that, with further scientific research, we shall get to understand ourselves better: for, as he optimistically remarks in the hope and expectation of further progress, there are some facts of mental science that already bid fair to become as timeless as [Boyle's] law of perfect gases ...
Wald put it in The New York Times, "They bid fair to become the dominant life form." Despite being only five percent of the world's population, Americans own 34 percent of the planet's cars and drive an estimated two trillion miles annually.