caspase

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caspase

(ˈkæspeɪz)
n
a type of enzyme that is involved in apoptosis and necrosis
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Noun1.caspase - any of a group of proteases that mediate apoptosis
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
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