meaning of Caspase 3

Caspase 3 meaning in Medical Dictionary

an enzyme that plays an integral part in programmed mobile death, or apoptosis. Caspase 3 was called the "henchman that encircles and executes the cell." It is an associate of family of asparate-specific cysteinyl proteases and is additionally known as caspase-3, CPP32, apopain, or YAMA.