|caspase 5, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase|
|Alt. symbols||ICE(rel)III, ICH3|
|Locus||Chr. 11 q22.2-q22.3|
Caspase 5 is an enzyme that proteolytically cleaves other proteins at an aspartic acid residue, and belongs to a family of cysteine proteases called caspases. It is an inflammatory caspase, along with caspase 1, caspase 4 and the murine caspase 4 homolog caspase 11, and has a role in the immune system.
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