Bcl-2 interacts with tBid (Yi et al. 2003), BIM (Puthalakath et al. 1999), PUMA (Nakano and Vousden 2001), NOXA (Oda et al. 2000), BAD (Yang et al. 2005), BMF (Puthalakath et al. 2001), resulting in inactivation of BCL2. Binding of BCL2 to tBID inhibits BID-induced cytochrome C release and apoptosis (Yi et al. 2003). BH3 only proteins associate with and inactivate anti-apoptotic BCL-XL.