Caspase family proteases and apoptosis.

  title={Caspase family proteases and apoptosis.},
  author={Ting Jun Fan and Li-hui Han and Ri-shan Cong and Jin Liang},
  journal={Acta biochimica et biophysica Sinica},
  volume={37 11},
Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is an essential physiological process that plays a critical role in development and tissue homeostasis. The progress of apoptosis is regulated in an orderly way by a series of signal cascades under certain circumstances. The caspase-cascade system plays vital roles in the induction, transduction and amplification of intracellular apoptotic signals. Caspases, closely associated with apoptosis, are aspartate-specific cysteine proteases and members of the… CONTINUE READING
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