caspase


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caspase

(kas'pās),
An enzyme implicated in apoptosis, which cleaves proteins after asparatic acid. (Thus, c aspase.)

caspase

A protein that regulates programmed cellular death (apoptosis).
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Thus, in HL-60 cells, parvifloron D-induced apoptosis was almost completely blocked by the pretreatment with the broad-spectrum caspase inhibitor z-VAD-fmk and with the caspase-9 inhibitor z-LEHD-fmk, and partially reduced by the caspase-8 inhibitor z-IETD-fmk (Fig.
Recently, Weber et al demonstrated that a broad caspase or pan caspase inhibitor (VX-166) substantially reduced the severity of lymphocyte apoptosis and mortality in two rodent models of sepsis endotoxin shock and CLP (45).
Over expression or mutation of any proteins involved in the pathway leads to the inactivation of caspases.
Other potential limitations of antiapoptotic therapy relate to possible undesired effects of the use of caspase inhibitors.
Maxim Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:MAXM)(SSE:MAXM), San Diego, has published a preclinical study demonstrating that its investigational caspase inhibitor CV1013 protected critical cells of the liver from programmed cell death in a mouse model, providing further insight into the mode of action of this family of compounds.
His team created probes by affixing fluorescent "tags" to small molecules that were engineered to bind--and stay bound--almost exclusively to caspases, and only when the caspases are in an active state.
Conclusion: The current study strongly reveals that rosamultic acid inhibits gastric cancer proliferation by inducing apoptosis mediated through cell cycle arrest, downregulation of cell cycle related protein expressions, inhibition of cell migration, DNA damage, and activation of caspases.
When the transgenic mice were exposed to this drug, caspase 8 was activated in the senescent cells, drilling holes in the cell membrane to specifically kill the senescent cells.
In mammalian cells, there are two major caspase activation pathways: extrinsic and intrinsic.
A-beta then sticks to intact APPs, stimulating enzymes called caspases to clip APPs again.
Idun has built a leading technology platform in controlling caspase activity and we see potential broad application of this technology in treating liver damage associated with viral and non-viral diseases plus other areas of significant unmet medical need.
A new marker of apoptotic caspase activation in sera may provide a sensitive method for detecting patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection who have significant liver fibrosis but have normal aminotransferase levels, reported Heike Bantel, M.

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