Regulation of procaspase-2 by glucocorticoid modulatory element-binding protein 1 through the interaction with caspase recruitment domain

Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Tadashi Nakagawa, Hiromi Shirakura, Naoko Hayashi, Takashi Uehara, Yasuyuki Nomura

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Caspases are the primary executioners of apoptosis. Although procaspases believe to exist as inactive forms in cells, the detailed regulatory system remains unclear. Here we show that glucocorticoid modulatory element-binding protein 1 (GMEB1) is capable of binding to the prodomain of caspase-2. We found that this molecule inhibits the autoproteolytic activation of procaspase-2 by oligomerization on a chemical compound-dependent system. These findings indicated that GMEB1 might be an endogenous inhibitory protein that selectively interacts with prodomain of caspase-2 to disrupt the autoactivation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1246-1251
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Apoptosis
  • CARD domain
  • Caspase-2
  • Initiator caspase
  • Interacting protein
  • Regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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