Caspase-mediated cleavage of Desmoglein 2

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R-HSA-351877
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Homo sapiens
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In apoptotic cells, intercellular contacts are disrupted through the activity of caspases. Apoptotic cleavage of Dsg2,the most widespread desmosomal cadherin, is mediated by caspase 3 in epithelial cells (Cirillo et al., 2008).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
17559062 The most widespread desmosomal cadherin, desmoglein 2, is a novel target of caspase 3-mediated apoptotic machinery

La Gatta, A, Lanza, A, Gombos, F, Cammarota, M, De Rosa, A, Cirillo, N, Lanza, M

J Cell Biochem 2008
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cysteine-type endopeptidase activity of Caspase-3 [cytosol]

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