GZMB(redirected from Lymphocyte protease)
GZMBA gene on chromosome 14q11.2 that encodes an enzyme necessary for target cell lysis in cell-mediated immune responses, and which is linked to an activation cascade of caspases (aspartate-specific cysteine proteases) responsible for apoptosis. GZMB cleaves caspase-3, -7, -9 and -10, activating enzymes that mediate apoptosis.
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