Cleavage of PAK-2 at 212

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R-HSA-211651
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Homo sapiens
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p21-activated protein kinase (PAK-2), also known as gamma-PAK, is cleaved by caspase-3 during apoptosis and plays a role in regulating cell death. Cleavage produces two peptides; 1-212 containing most of the regulatory domain and 213-524 containing 34 amino acids of the regulatory domain as well as the catalytic domain (Walter et al., 1998). Proteolytic cleavage of PAK by caspase-3 creates the constitutively active PAK-2p34 fragment (Jakobi et al., 2003). Evidence for this reaction comes from experiments using both human and rabbit proteins.

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cysteine-type endopeptidase activity of Caspase-3 [cytosol]
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