This antibody is predicted to react with bovine, canine, feline and mouse based on sequence homology.
This gene encodes a protein that is a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family. Sequential activation of caspases plays a central role in the execution-phase of cell apoptosis. Caspases exist as inactive proenzymes composed of a prodomain and a large and small protease subunit. Activation of caspases requires proteolytic processing at conserved internal aspartic residues to generate a heterodimeric enzyme consisting of the large and small subunits. This caspase is able to cleave and activate its own precursor protein, as well as caspase 1 precursor. When overexpressed, this gene induces cell apoptosis. Alternative splicing results in transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms.
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Protein Aliases: apoptotic cysteine protease Mih1/TX; CASP-4; caspase 4, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase; caspase 4, apoptosis-related cysteine protease; Caspase-4; Caspase-4 subunit 1; Caspase-4 subunit 2; ICE and Ced-3 homolog 2; ICE(rel)-II; ICH-2; Mih1; protease ICH-2; Protease TX
Gene Aliases: CASP4; ICE(rel)II; ICEREL-II; ICH-2; ICH2; Mih1; Mih1/TX; TX
UniProt ID: (Human) P49662
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 837