Caspase-mediated cleavage of vimentin at DSVD (85)

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R-HSA-201628
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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Vimentin is cleaved by several caspases during apoptosis (Morishima et al., 1999, Byun et al., 2001). This cleavage disrupts the cytoplasmic network of intermediate filaments and coincides temporally with nuclear fragmentation. Caspase-6 recognizes and cleaves C terminal side of Asp-429. Vimentin is cleaved at Asp85 by caspases-3 and -7 (Byun et al., 2001). This clevage generates a pro-apoptotic amino-terminal cleavage product (amino acids 1-85) that amplifies the cell death signal (Byun et al., 2001).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
11423904 Caspase cleavage of vimentin disrupts intermediate filaments and promotes apoptosis

Byun, Y, Chen, F, Chang, R, Trivedi, M, Green, KJ, Cryns, VL

Cell Death Differ 2001
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cysteine-type endopeptidase activity of Caspase-3, Caspase-7 [cytosol]
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