Cleavage of PAK-2 at 212

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R-NUL-211643
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Reaction [transition]
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Oryctolagus cuniculus
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Cleavage of PAK-2 at 212

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.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
9786869 Cleavage and activation of p21-activated protein kinase gamma-PAK by CPP32 (caspase 3). Effects of autophosphorylation on activity

Walter, BN, Huang, Z, Jakobi, R, Tuazon, PT, Alnemri, ES, Litwack, G, Traugh, JA

J Biol Chem 1998
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Title
cysteine-type endopeptidase activity of Caspase-3 [cytosol]
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Orthologous Events
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