Comparison between the BAD complexes indicated that BAD all docks a hydrophobic surface of PKAc regardless of its phosphorylation. PKAc may prevent Bcl-xL from rebinding to BAD by phosphorylating human BAD at Ser118; whereas human BAD is phosphorylated on Ser75 in a BAD-Bcl-xL complex, resulting in the dissociation of BAD.
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