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Aliases for CASP6 Gene

Aliases for CASP6 Gene

  • Caspase 6, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase 2 3
  • Caspase 6, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Protease 2 3
  • EC 4 63
  • MCH2 3 4
  • Apoptotic Protease MCH-2 3
  • Apoptotic Protease Mch-2 4
  • EC 3.4.22 63
  • CASP-6 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CASP6 Gene

  • GC04M111026
  • GC04M110880
  • GC04M111068
  • GC04M110967
  • GC04M110829
  • GC04M110609
  • GC04M106342

Summaries for CASP6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CASP6 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family of enzymes. Sequential activation of caspases plays a central role in the execution-phase of cell apoptosis. Caspases exist as inactive proenzymes which undergo proteolytic processing at conserved aspartic acid residues to produce two subunits, large and small, that dimerize to form the active enzyme. This protein is processed by caspases 7, 8 and 10, and is thought to function as a downstream enzyme in the caspase activation cascade. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants that encode different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2015]

GeneCards Summary for CASP6 Gene

CASP6 (Caspase 6, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CASP6 include dystrophinopathies and thoracic cancer. Among its related pathways are Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and cysteine-type peptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CASP1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CASP6 Gene

  • Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in vitro, as well as lamins. Overexpression promotes programmed cell death

Tocris Summary for CASP6 Gene

  • Caspases (cysteinyl aspartate proteases) are involved in the signaling pathways of apoptosis, necrosis and inflammation. These enzymes can be divided into initiators and effectors. The initiator isoforms are activated by, and interact with, upstream adaptor molecules.

Gene Wiki entry for CASP6 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CASP6 Gene

Genomics for CASP6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CASP6 Gene

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Genomic Location for CASP6 Gene

109,688,622 bp from pter
109,713,904 bp from pter
25,283 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CASP6 Gene

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Genomic Location for CASP6 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for CASP6 Gene

Proteins for CASP6 Gene

  • Protein details for CASP6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BQE7

    Protein attributes for CASP6 Gene

    293 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    33310 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterotetramer that consists of two anti-parallel arranged heterodimers, each one formed by a 18 kDa (p18) and a 11 kDa (p11) subunit. Interacts with BIRC6/bruce.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CASP6 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for CASP6 Gene


neXtProt entry for CASP6 Gene

Proteomics data for CASP6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CASP6 Gene

  • Cleavages by caspase-3, caspase-8 or -10 generate the two active subunits
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for CASP6 Gene

Domains & Families for CASP6 Gene

Gene Families for CASP6 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CASP6 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the peptidase C14A family.
  • Belongs to the peptidase C14A family.
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Function for CASP6 Gene

Molecular function for CASP6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
caspase 6,effector,cysteine containing aspartate-specific protease,CASP3 subfamily,with two isoforms alpha and beta,stored in the mitochondrial intermembrane space and released into cytosol after appropriate apoptotic stimuli,promoting apoptosis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Strict requirement for Asp at position P1 and has a preferred cleavage sequence of Val-Glu-His-Asp- -
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Activation is suppressed by phosphorylation at Ser-257.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in vitro, as well as lamins. Overexpression promotes programmed cell death

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CASP6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CASP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004175 endopeptidase activity --
GO:0004197 cysteine-type endopeptidase activity TAS --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 12888622
GO:0008234 cysteine-type peptidase activity TAS 7796396
GO:0042802 identical protein binding IPI 20890311
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Animal Models for CASP6 Gene

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No data available for miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CASP6 Gene

Localization for CASP6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CASP6 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CASP6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CASP6 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 4
mitochondrion 2
cytoskeleton 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CASP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for CASP6 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for CASP6 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CASP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis IDA 12888622
GO:0006915 apoptotic process TAS --
GO:0006921 cellular component disassembly involved in execution phase of apoptosis TAS --
GO:0012501 programmed cell death TAS --
GO:0030855 epithelial cell differentiation IEP 21492153
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Drugs & Compounds for CASP6 Gene

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Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Cisplatin Approved Pharma Inhibits DNA synthesis,chemotherapy drug, Platinum, Potent pro-apoptotic anticancer agent; activates caspase-3 2437
deoxycholic acid Approved Pharma Antagonist 40
Etoposide Approved Pharma Topo II inhibitor, Topoisomerase 2 Inhibitors, Topoisomerase II inhibitor 1127
Nitric Oxide Approved Pharma 540
Paclitaxel Approved Pharma Tubulin and Bcl2 inhibitor, Taxanes 2505

(7) Additional Compounds for CASP6 Gene - From: NovoSeek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide
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Transcripts for CASP6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CASP6 Gene

Caspase 6, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CASP6 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b · 8c
SP1: -
SP2: - -
SP3: - -
SP4: -
SP6: - - - - -

Relevant External Links for CASP6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CASP6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CASP6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CASP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Colon - Transverse (x4.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CASP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (9.7), Lymph node (9.4), and Fetal gut (7.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for CASP6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CASP6 Gene Hs.654616

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for CASP6 Gene

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CASP6 Gene

Orthologs for CASP6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for CASP6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CASP6 35
  • 86.3 (n)
  • 86.3 (a)
CASP6 36
  • 86 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CASP6 35
  • 88.7 (n)
  • 90.07 (a)
CASP6 36
  • 53 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Casp6 35
  • 84.43 (n)
  • 90.88 (a)
Casp6 16
Casp6 36
  • 90 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CASP6 35
  • 96.79 (n)
  • 95.93 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Casp6 35
  • 84.73 (n)
  • 89.45 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CASP6 36
  • 79 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CASP6 36
  • 68 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CASP6 35
  • 72.88 (n)
  • 72.4 (a)
CASP6 36
  • 67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CASP6 36
  • 68 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia casp6 35
  • 67.16 (n)
  • 68.13 (a)
Str.15354 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia xCaspase-6 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii casp6 35
  • 67.04 (n)
  • 70.11 (a)
casp6 36
  • 65 (a)
casp6l1 36
  • 33 (a)
casp6l2 36
  • 52 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.144 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Dcp-1 37
  • 38 (a)
decay 37
  • 34 (a)
Ice 37
  • 40 (a)
Dcp-1 36
  • 31 (a)
decay 36
  • 30 (a)
Ice 36
  • 31 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.7590 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.6562 36
  • 34 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CASP6:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for CASP6 Gene

Gene Tree for CASP6 (if available)
Gene Tree for CASP6 (if available)

Paralogs for CASP6 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for CASP6 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for CASP6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CASP6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
VAR_016130 -
VAR_020126 -
VAR_029242 -

Variation tolerance for CASP6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 60.23% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.96; 36.38% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for CASP6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CASP6 Gene

Disorders for CASP6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for CASP6 Gene - From: DISEASES, NovoSeek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • dystrophinopathy
thoracic cancer
  • thorax cancer
huntington disease
  • congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract 2
alzheimer disease
  • alzheimer disease, late-onset
- elite association
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Relevant External Links for CASP6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for CASP6 Gene

Publications for CASP6 Gene

  1. Chromosomal localization of the human genes, CPP32, Mch2, Mch3, and Ich-1, involved in cellular apoptosis. (PMID: 8780721) Tiso N. … Danieli G.A. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1996) 2 23 67
  2. Mch2, a new member of the apoptotic Ced-3/Ice cysteine protease gene family. (PMID: 7796396) Fernandes-Alnemri T. … Alnemri E.S. (Cancer Res. 1995) 2 23 67
  3. Identification of Caspase-6-mediated processing of the valosin containing protein (p97) in Alzheimer's disease: a novel link to dysfunction in ubiquitin proteasome system-mediated protein degradation. (PMID: 20427671) Halawani D. … LeBlanc A.C. (J. Neurosci. 2010) 23 67
  4. MicroRNA profiling reveals new aspects of HIV neurodegeneration: caspase-6 regulates astrocyte survival. (PMID: 20097875) Noorbakhsh F. … Power C. (FASEB J. 2010) 23 67
  5. Expression analysis of caspase-6, caspase-9 and BNIP3 in prostate cancer. (PMID: 20437871) Yoo N.J. … Lee S.H. (Tumori 2010) 23 67

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