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  • n. Plural form of caspase.


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  • Cancer drugs today indirectly activate those enzymes, called caspases, but finding a way to directly rev them up may create a new way of killing cells in a broad range of cancers while reducing the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.

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  • IAPs are key components of the complex cascade of protein signaling that activates enzymes called caspases to initiate breakdown of the cancer cell.


  • Normally, faulty cells die by committing programmed suicide, or apoptosis, which occurs when proteins called caspases are 'switched on' in cells, the researchers said.

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  • Normally, faulty cells die by committing programmed suicide - or apoptosis - which occurs when proteins called caspases are "switched on" in cells. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • One way of determining whether they're succeeded is by monitoring key early players in apoptosis called caspases, a family of usually quiescent enzymes found inside every mammalian cell.


  • The activated caspases will begin the process of orderly taking the cell apart and the cleavage of part of the actin cytoskeleton is shown.

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  • Cassens U, Samraj AK, Sibrowski W, Schulze-Osthoff K, et al. (2002) The role of caspases in cryoinjury: caspase inhibition strongly improves the recovery of cryopreserved hematopoietic and other cells.

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  • CB CD34+ cells were expanded with cytokines in the presence or absence of cell permeable inhibitors of caspases and calpains; zVADfmk and zLLYfmk respectively.

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  • All these observations speculated a possible role of caspases and other cysteine proteases in the maintenance of stem cell turn over.

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  • Data represented as mean positive population ± standard deviation from five independent experiments n = 5 (B) The presence of active caspases

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