A cellular suicide strategy of plants: vacuole-mediated cell death

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Programmed cell death (PCD) occurs in animals and plants under various stresses and during development. Recently, vacuolar processing enzyme (VPE) was identified as an executioner of plant PCD. VPE is a cysteine protease that cleaves a peptide bond at the C-terminal side of asparagine and aspartic acid. VPE exhibited enzymatic properties similar to that of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10495-006-6601-1

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@article{Hatsugai2006ACS, title={A cellular suicide strategy of plants: vacuole-mediated cell death}, author={Noriyuki Hatsugai and Misato Kuroyanagi and M. Nishimura and Ikuko Hara-Nishimura}, journal={Apoptosis}, year={2006}, volume={11}, pages={905-911} }