|caspase 4, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase|
|Alt. symbols||ICE(rel)II, ICH-2, TX|
|Locus||Chr. 11 q22.2-q22.3|
Caspase 4 is an enzyme that proteolytically cleaves other proteins at an aspartic acid residue (LEVD-), and belongs to a family of cysteine proteases called caspases. The function of caspase 4 is not fully known, but it is believed to be an inflammatory caspase, along with caspase 1, caspase 5 (and the murine homolog caspase 11), with a role in the immune system.
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