Reduction of caspase-8 and -9 cleavage is associated with increased c-FLIP and increased binding of Apaf-1 and Hsp70 after neonatal hypoxic/ischemic injury in mice overexpressing Hsp70.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Caspase-8 and caspase-9 are essential proteases of the extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways, respectively. We investigated whether neuroprotection associated with overexpression of heat-shock protein 70 (Hsp70), a natural cellular antiapoptotic protein, is mediated by caspase-8 and caspase-9 signaling in the neonatal mouse brain… (More)


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