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Information on EC 3.4.22.56 - caspase-3

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.4 Acting on peptide bonds (peptidases)
             3.4.22 Cysteine endopeptidases
                3.4.22.56 caspase-3
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Reaction Schemes
strict requirement for an Asp residue at positions P1 and P4. It has a preferred cleavage sequence of Asp-Xaa-Xaa-Asp-/- with a hydrophobic amino-acid residue at P2 and a hydrophilic amino-acid residue at P3, although Val or Ala are also accepted at this position
Synonyms
apopain, C14.003, Cas-3, CASP-3, CASP3, caspase 3, caspase-3, CPP-32, CPP32, CPP32/apopain, more
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LITERATURE
strict requirement for an Asp residue at positions P1 and P4. It has a preferred cleavage sequence of Asp-Xaa-Xaa-Asp-/- with a hydrophobic amino-acid residue at P2 and a hydrophilic amino-acid residue at P3, although Val or Ala are also accepted at this position
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