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Definition of "caspase" [caspase]

  • Any of several intracellular proteolytic enzymes that mediate apoptosis (noun)

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Use "caspase" in a sentence
  • "The study, published today in the Journal Nature, used mice that were genetically engineered with deadbeat cells that carry a molecule, called caspase 8."
  • "Scientists exposed genetically engineered mice to a drug that activates a molecule called caspase 8 that kills senescent cells."
  • "They found that the molecule called caspase, which was already well known for killing cells, could be used to target specific cancerous ones."
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