Caspase-6 Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in vitro, as well as lamins. Overexpression promotes programmed cell death. Subunit is compose of heterodimer of a18 kDa (p18) and a 11 kDa (p11) subunit. Subcellular location at cytoplasmic. Cleavages by CPP32, caspase-8 or -10 generate the two active subunits. It belongs to the peptidase C14 family.
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Protein Aliases: Apoptotic protease Mch-2; CASP-6; caspase 6, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase; caspase 6, apoptosis-related cysteine protease; Caspase-6; Caspase-6 subunit p11; Caspase-6 subunit p18
Gene Aliases: CASP-6; CASP6; MCH2