Caspase 9, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase; Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Binding of caspase-9 to Apaf- 1 leads to activation of the protease which then cleaves and activates caspase-3. Promotes DNA damage-induced apoptosis in a ABL1/c-Abl-dependent manner. Proteolytically cleaves poly(ADP- ribose) polymerase (PARP); Apoptosome
Synonyms: CASP9, CASP9p, hCASP9, F8VVS7, F8VWA5 ...