Calpain: a death protein that mediates progression of liver injury.


Calpain is a Ca(2+)-regulated cytosolic cysteine protease that exists mainly in two isoforms and mediates crucial cellular functions, including rearrangement of cytoskeletal proteins, transport of the glucose transporter GLUT4, and protein cleavage to activate various receptors and pro-enzymes. Unintentional activation or functional loss of intracellular… (More)


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