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[Yeast] caspases in yeast

Z.J. Zhang ZZhang at uwyo.edu
Wed Feb 22 16:01:20 EST 2006

The answer is no. It does have a caspase like protease, YCA1. A good
starting point is the following two references.
Madeo F. et al., (2002) A Caspase-Related Protease Regulates Apoptosis
in Yeast, Mol. Cell, 9, 911-917
Uren, G.A. et al., (2000). Identification of paracaspases and
metacaspases: two ancient families of caspase-like proteins, one of
which plays a key role in MALT lymphoma. Mol. Cell 6, 961-967
Good Luck,
Zhaojie Zhang
Department of Zoology and Physiology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

From: Amy Guan [mailto:xguane at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:44 PM
To: yeast at magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Yeast] caspases in yeast
Dear List,
I am conducting a project on cell death in yeast and was wondering if
like mammalian cells, do yeast cells have caspases, more specifically
caspase-3 and caspase-8?  Thankyou.
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