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Caspase 4, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase

caspase-4, caspase-11, CASP4
This gene encodes a protein that is a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family. Sequential activation of caspases plays a central role in the execution-phase of cell apoptosis. Caspases exist as inactive proenzymes composed of a prodomain and a large and small protease subunit. Activation of caspases requires proteolytic processing at conserved internal aspartic residues to generate a heterodimeric enzyme consisting of the large and small subunits. This caspase is able to cleave and activate its own precursor protein, as well as caspase 1 precursor. When overexpressed, this gene induces cell apoptosis. Alternative splicing results in transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from NCBI)
Top mentioned proteins: PrP, caspase-3, V1a, CHOP, CAN
Papers using caspase-4 antibodies
Involvement of caspase-4 in endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis and Aβ-induced cell death
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Tohyama Masaya et al., In The Journal of Cell Biology, 1996
... We used the following antibodies: anti–caspase-4 mAb (4B9; MBL International Corporation), anti–caspase-4 pAb ...
Papers on caspase-4
The nematocysts venom of Chrysaora helvola Brandt leads to apoptosis-like cell death accompanied by uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation.
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Shu et al., China. In Toxicon, Feb 2016
Interestingly, activation of caspase-4 other than caspase-3, -8, -9 and -1 was observed.
Gossypol induces pyroptosis in mouse macrophages via a non-canonical inflammasome pathway.
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He et al., Guangzhou, China. In Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, Feb 2016
In this study, we found that in mouse macrophages, gossypol induced cell death characterized by rapid membrane rupture and robust release of HMGB1 and pro-caspase-11 comparable to ATP treatment, suggesting an induction of pyroptotic cell death.
Caspase-12, but Not Caspase-11, Inhibits Obesity and Insulin Resistance.
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Saleh et al., Montréal, Canada. In J Immunol, Feb 2016
In this study, we investigated a role for caspase-11 and caspase-12 in obesity and insulin resistance.
Pyroptosis: Caspase-11 Unlocks the Gates of Death.
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Martinon et al., Lausanne, Switzerland. In Immunity, Dec 2015
In this issue of Immunity, Núñez and colleagues report that caspase-11 cleaves the transmembrane channel pannexin-1, causing an efflux of cellular ATP that promotes a P2X7 receptor-dependent pyroptosis.
Caspase-11 Requires the Pannexin-1 Channel and the Purinergic P2X7 Pore to Mediate Pyroptosis and Endotoxic Shock.
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Núñez et al., Ann Arbor, United States. In Immunity, Dec 2015
Priming the caspase-11 pathway in vivo with LPS or Toll-like receptor-3 (TLR3) agonist resulted in high mortality in wild-type mice after secondary LPS challenge, but not in Casp11(-/-), Panx1(-/-), or P2x7(-/-) mice.
Diverse mechanisms for inflammasome sensing of cytosolic bacteria and bacterial virulence.
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Shao et al., Beijing, China. In Curr Opin Microbiol, Dec 2015
Caspase-11 and caspase-4/5 directly recognize bacterial LPS and then become activated.
Caspase-11 cleaves gasdermin D for non-canonical inflammasome signalling.
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Dixit et al., San Francisco, United States. In Nature, Nov 2015
Intracellular lipopolysaccharide from Gram-negative bacteria including Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella flexneri, and Burkholderia thailandensis activates mouse caspase-11, causing pyroptotic cell death, interleukin-1β processing, and lethal septic shock.
Cleavage of GSDMD by inflammatory caspases determines pyroptotic cell death.
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Shao et al., Beijing, China. In Nature, Nov 2015
Caspase-1 is activated by ligands of various canonical inflammasomes, and caspase-4, -5 and -11 directly recognize bacterial lipopolysaccharide, both of which trigger pyroptosis.
Potassium efflux fires the canon: Potassium efflux as a common trigger for canonical and noncanonical NLRP3 pathways.
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Brough et al., Manchester, United Kingdom. In Eur J Immunol, Oct 2015
Murine caspase-11 and its human orthologues, caspase-4 and caspase-5, activate an inflammatory response following cytoplasmic recognition of cell wall constituents from Gram-negative bacteria, such as LPS.
The ketone metabolite β-hydroxybutyrate blocks NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated inflammatory disease.
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Dixit et al., New Haven, United States. In Nat Med, Mar 2015
BHB did not inhibit caspase-1 activation in response to pathogens that activate the NLR family, CARD domain containing 4 (NLRC4) or absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) inflammasome and did not affect non-canonical caspase-11, inflammasome activation.
Caspase-11 and caspase-1 differentially modulate actin polymerization via RhoA and Slingshot proteins to promote bacterial clearance.
Amer et al., Columbus, United States. In Sci Rep, 2014
Caspase-11, independently of the inflammasome, also promotes phagolysosomal fusion.
Innate Immune Response in Brain, NF-Kappa B Signaling and Cystatins.
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Kopitar-Jerala, Ljubljana, Slovenia. In Front Mol Neurosci, 2014
Stefin B deficient mice have increased caspase-11 expression and secreted higher amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Dangerous Liaisons: Caspase-11 and Reactive Oxygen Species Crosstalk in Pathogen Elimination.
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Yilmaz et al., Gainesville, United States. In Int J Mol Sci, 2014
Recently, the focus of murine caspase-11 and human orthologs caspase-4, -5 research has been on their novel function to induce noncanonical inflammasome activation in direct response to Gram-negative bacterial infection.
The Role of Stefin B in Neuro-inflammation.
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Kopitar-Jerala, Ljubljana, Slovenia. In Front Cell Neurosci, 2014
In our recent work, we demonstrated that stefin B-deficient mice were significantly more sensitive to the lethal lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis, due to increased caspase-11 expression and secreted higher amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-18.
Inhibition of inflammasome activation by Coxiella burnetii type IV secretion system effector IcaA.
Zamboni et al., Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. In Nat Commun, 2014
By using co-infection experiments, we determine that the infection of macrophages with C. burnetii inhibits the caspase-11-mediated non-canonical activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome induced by subsequent infection with Escherichia coli or Legionella pneumophila.
Caspase-11 increases susceptibility to Salmonella infection in the absence of caspase-1.
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GeneRIF
Monack et al., Stanford, United States. In Nature, 2012
non-canonical caspase-11 activation contributes to macrophage death during S. typhimurium infection
A genome-wide RNA interference screen identifies caspase 4 as a factor required for tumor necrosis factor alpha signaling.
GeneRIF
Boutros et al., Heidelberg, Germany. In Mol Cell Biol, 2012
These experiments identify caspase 4 as a novel regulator of TNF-alpha-induced NF-kappaB signaling that is required for the activation of I-kappaB kinase.
TRIF licenses caspase-11-dependent NLRP3 inflammasome activation by gram-negative bacteria.
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GeneRIF
Fitzgerald et al., Worcester, United States. In Cell, 2012
Caspase-11 activation via the TLR4-TRIF-IFNbeta pathway synergizes with the NLRP3 pathway to coordinate caspase-1-dependent IL-1beta and IL-18 secretion and also leads to caspase-1-independent cell death.
An inactivating caspase 11 passenger mutation originating from the 129 murine strain in mice targeted for c-IAP1.
GeneRIF
Duckett et al., Ann Arbor, United States. In Biochem J, 2012
found that, despite extensive backcrossing into a C57BL/6 background, c-IAP1(-/-) animals are also deficient in caspase 11
Caspase-4 is required for activation of inflammasomes.
GeneRIF
Beer et al., Zürich, Switzerland. In J Immunol, 2012
Caspase-4 expression is essential for efficient nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat containing, Pyrin domain containing-3 and for absent in melanoma 2 inflammasome-dependent proIL-1beta activation in macrophages
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