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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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These complexes of death ligand, death receptor, and FAAD are called the death-inducing signaling complex which in the next step activates Caspase 8.
Caspases are activated in a branched protease cascade and control distinct downstream processes in Fas-induced apoptosis.
Also the apoptotic hepatocytes expressing Caspase 3 increased significantly in a proportionate fashion (p<0.
Black, "In vivo myocardial infarct size reduction by a caspase inhibitor administered after the onset of ischemia," European Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Initial interventions in this regard started with the use of a broad-spectrum caspase inhibitor carboxyvalyl-alanyl-aspartyl-(o-methyl) that could improve survival by 40-45% in a CLP model of sepsis (43).
Using two other wilting coral species, the researchers found that adding a chemical that inhibits caspase activity could stop the corals from committing suicide.
Salvesen, 2004, "The Protein Structures That Shape Caspase Activity, Specificity, Activation And Inhibition", Biochem .
Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) was synthesized for both the caspase, acasp, and [beta] actin from Aiptasia pallida.
Efforts to prevent excessive lymphocyte apoptosis during severe infection have focused either on modification of the signal processing system to create an inherent bias against the triggering of cell death pathways or on inhibition of caspase activity to block their execution.
Caspase activation was detected in the plasma using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for cytokeratin-18 fragments, which are a byproduct of caspase activation.
Plasma caspase activation was detected using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for cytokeratin-18 fragments, which are a byproduct of caspase activation.

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