CASP8 - Caspase-8 - human protein (Function)
 
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CASP8 »  Caspase-8   [ EC 3.4.22.61 ]  (CASP-8)
 
Protein also known as:  FADD-homologous ICE/ced-3-like protease. Cleaved into:  Caspase-8 subunit p10; Caspase-8 subunit p18.
Gene name:  CASP8
Family name: Peptidase C14A
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Function

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Overview 
Most upstream protease of the activation cascade of caspases responsible for the TNFRSF6/FAS mediated and TNFRSF1A induced cell death. Binding to the adapter molecule FADD recruits it to either receptor. The resulting aggregate called death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) performs CASP8 proteolytic activation. The active dimeric enzyme is then liberated from the DISC and free to activate downstream apoptotic proteases. Proteolytic fragments of the N-terminal propeptide (termed CAP3, CAP5 and CAP6) are likely retained in the DISC. Cleaves and activates CASP3, CASP4, CASP6, CASP7, CASP9 and CASP10. May participate in the GZMB apoptotic pathways. Cleaves ADPRT. Hydrolyzes the small-molecule substrate, Ac-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-|-AMC. Likely target for the cowpox virus CRMA death inhibitory protein.  
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Isoforms  Iso 5 , Iso 6 , Iso 7 and Iso 8   Lack the catalytic site and may interfere with the pro-apoptotic activity of the complex.  
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GO molecular function 
Cysteine-type endopeptidase activitydefinition[GO:0004197]  
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Cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic processdefinition[GO:0097153]  
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Cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:0097199]  
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Cysteine-type peptidase activitydefinition[GO:0008234]  
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  • PINC
Death effector domain bindingdefinition[GO:0035877]  
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Death receptor bindingdefinition[GO:0005123] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Peptidase activitydefinition[GO:0008233]  
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Protein bindingdefinition[GO:0005515]  
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Protein complex bindingdefinition[GO:0032403] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Protein heterodimerization activitydefinition[GO:0046982] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Scaffold protein bindingdefinition[GO:0097110]  
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  • ParkinsonsUK-UCL
Tumor necrosis factor receptor bindingdefinition[GO:0005164] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Ubiquitin protein ligase bindingdefinition[GO:0031625]  
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GO biological process 
Activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activitydefinition[GO:0097202]  
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  • BHF-UCL
Activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic processdefinition[GO:0006919]  
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  • RefGenome
Angiogenesisdefinition[GO:0001525] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Apoptotic processdefinition[GO:0006915]  
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  • MGI
Apoptotic signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:0097190]  
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  • BHF-UCL
B cell activationdefinition[GO:0042113]  
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Cellular response to mechanical stimulusdefinition[GO:0071260]  
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Cellular response to organic cyclic compounddefinition[GO:0071407] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Execution phase of apoptosisdefinition[GO:0097194]  
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Extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:0097191]  
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Heart developmentdefinition[GO:0007507] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Hepatocyte apoptotic processdefinition[GO:0097284] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Macrophage differentiationdefinition[GO:0030225]  
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Natural killer cell activationdefinition[GO:0030101]  
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Negative regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB signalingdefinition[GO:0043124]  
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Negative regulation of necroptotic processdefinition[GO:0060546] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Neural tube formationdefinition[GO:0001841] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Positive regulation of extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:2001238] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB signalingdefinition[GO:0043123]  
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Positive regulation of macrophage differentiationdefinition[GO:0045651]  
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Positive regulation of proteolysisdefinition[GO:0045862]  
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  • BHF-UCL
Protein heterooligomerizationdefinition[GO:0051291] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Proteolysisdefinition[GO:0006508]  
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Proteolysis involved in cellular protein catabolic processdefinition[GO:0051603]  
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  • BHF-UCL
Regulation of thymocyte apoptotic processdefinition[GO:0070243] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to antibioticdefinition[GO:0046677] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to cobalt iondefinition[GO:0032025] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to colddefinition[GO:0009409] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to estradioldefinition[GO:0032355] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to ethanoldefinition[GO:0045471] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to lipopolysaccharidedefinition[GO:0032496] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to tumor necrosis factordefinition[GO:0034612]  
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  • BHF-UCL
Syncytiotrophoblast cell differentiation involved in labyrinthine layer developmentdefinition[GO:0060715]  
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T cell activationdefinition[GO:0042110]  
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TRAIL-activated apoptotic signaling pathwaydefinition[GO:0036462]  
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  • ParkinsonsUK-UCL
Viral processdefinition[GO:0016032]  
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Enzymatic activity 
This protein acts as an enzyme. It is known to catalyze the following reaction
EC 3.4.22.61: Strict requirement for Asp at position P1 and has a preferred cleavage sequence of (Leu/Asp/Val)-Glu-Thr-Asp-|-(Gly/Ser/Ala).  
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It is regulated in the following manner
Inhibited by the effector protein NleF that is produced by pathogenic E.coli; this inhibits apoptosis.  
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Pathways 
According to KEGG, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Alzheimer's disease  hsa05010+841  
Apoptosis  hsa04210+841  
Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)  hsa05142+841  
Herpes simplex infection  hsa05168+841  
Huntington's disease  hsa05016+841  
Legionellosis  hsa05134+841  
NOD-like receptor signaling pathway  hsa04621+841  
p53 signaling pathway  hsa04115+841  
Pathways in cancer  hsa05200+841  
RIG-I-like receptor signaling pathway  hsa04622+841  
Toll-like receptor signaling pathway  hsa04620+841  
Toxoplasmosis  hsa05145+841  
Tuberculosis  hsa05152+841  
Viral myocarditis  hsa05416+841  
According to Reactome, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Activation, myristolyation of BID and translocation to mitochondria  REACT_701  
Apoptotic cleavage of cellular proteins  REACT_107  
Apoptotic execution phase  REACT_995  
Caspase-8 activation by cleavage  REACT_1503  
Caspase-mediated cleavage of cytoskeletal proteins  REACT_13541  
Dimerization of procaspase-8  REACT_832  
FasL/ CD95L signaling  REACT_900  
NF-kB activation through FADD/RIP-1 pathway mediated by caspase-8 and -10  REACT_25039  
NOD1/2 Signaling Pathway  REACT_75776  
Regulation by c-FLIP  REACT_164011  
TRAIL signaling  REACT_402  
TRIF-mediated programmed cell death  REACT_150361  
 

Keywords

Biological process 
Apoptosis  definition   [KW-0053]
Host-virus interaction  definition   [KW-0945]
Molecular function 
Hydrolase  definition   [KW-0378]
Protease  definition   [KW-0645]
Thiol protease  definition   [KW-0788]
Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

Other
GeneWiki: Caspase_8
GenomeRNAi: 841
PRO: PR:Q14790
Chemistry
GuidetoPHARMACOLOGY: 1624