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EC Number: 22.214.171.124
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
Mass balance status: Undetermined; a substrate lacks a chemical formula
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: caspase-6
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: CASP-6, apoptotic protease Mch-2, Mch2
Enzyme Commission Summary:
Strict requirement for Asp at position P1 and has a preferred cleavage sequence of Val-Glu-His-Asp-|
Caspase-6 is an effector/executioner caspase, as are caspase-3 (EC 126.96.36.199) and caspase-7 (EC 188.8.131.52). These caspases are responsible for the proteolysis of the majority of cellular polypeptides, (e.g. poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)), which lead to the apoptotic phenotype. Caspase-6 can cleave its prodomain to produce mature caspase-6, which directly activates caspase-8 (EC 184.108.40.206) and leads to cytochrome c release from the mitochondria; the release of cytochrome c, which is an essential component of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway. Can also cleave and inactivate lamins, the intermediate filament scaffold proteins of the nuclear envelope, leading to nuclear fragementation in the final phases of apoptosis. Belongs to peptidase family C14.
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