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Aliases for CASP7 Gene

Aliases for CASP7 Gene

  • Caspase 7, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase 2 3
  • MCH3 3 4 6
  • Caspase 7, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Protease 2 3
  • ICE-Like Apoptotic Protease 3 3 4
  • ICE-LAP3 3 4
  • CASP-7 3 4
  • CMH-1 3 4
  • Apoptotic Protease MCH-3 3
  • Apoptotic Protease Mch-3 4
  • EC 4
  • Caspase-7 3
  • EC 3.4.22 63
  • LICE2 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CASP7 Gene

  • GC10P114346
  • GC10P114672
  • GC10P115570
  • GC10P115103
  • GC10P115428
  • GC10P109065

Summaries for CASP7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CASP7 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family. 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 residues to produce two subunits, large and small, that dimerize to form the active enzyme. The precursor of the encoded protein is cleaved by caspase 3 and 10, is activated upon cell death stimuli and induces apoptosis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]

GeneCards Summary for CASP7 Gene

CASP7 (Caspase 7, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CASP7 include gastrointestinal lymphoma and myocardial infarction. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and PAK Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cysteine-type peptidase activity and aspartic-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CASP1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CASP7 Gene

  • Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Cleaves and activates sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs). Proteolytically cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) at a 216-Asp- -Gly-217 bond. Overexpression promotes programmed cell death

Tocris Summary for CASP7 Gene

  • Caspases (short for 'cysteinyl aspartate proteases') are involved in the signal transduction pathways of apoptosis, necrosis and inflammation. These enzymes can be divided into two major classes - initiators and effectors. The initiator isoforms (caspases-1,-4,-5,-8,-9,-10,-11,-12) are activated by, and interact with, upstream adaptor molecules through protein-protein interaction domains known as CARD and DED. Effector caspases (-3,-6,-7) are responsible for cleaving downstream substrates and are sometimes referred to as the executioner caspases. More than 400 caspase substrates have so far been identified (see The Caspase Substrate Database). Initiator caspases, such as caspase 8, may be directly activated by death receptors such as FasR. Caspases can also be found intracellularly as part of large multiprotein complexes. For example, caspase 9 is recruited to the apoptosome formed during apoptosis, whilst caspases-1 and 5 can form part of the inflammasome, a key part of cytokine processing during inflammation. Caspases are regulated by inhibitors of apoptosis and by dominant negative isoforms. They have been implicated in the pathogenesis of many disorders including stroke, Alzheimer's disease, myocardial infarction, cancer, and inflammatory disease.

Gene Wiki entry for CASP7 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CASP7 Gene

Genomics for CASP7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CASP7 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the CASP7 gene promoter:

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Genomic Location for CASP7 Gene

113,679,162 bp from pter
113,730,909 bp from pter
51,748 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CASP7 Gene

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Genomic Location for CASP7 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for CASP7 Gene

Proteins for CASP7 Gene

  • Protein details for CASP7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DQU7
    • B5BU45
    • D3DRB8
    • Q13364
    • Q53YD5
    • Q5SVL0
    • Q5SVL3
    • Q96BA0

    Protein attributes for CASP7 Gene

    303 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    34277 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterotetramer that consists of two anti-parallel arranged heterodimers, each one formed by a 20 kDa (p20) and a 11 kDa (p11) subunit. Interacts with BIRC6/bruce.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CASP7 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for CASP7 Gene


neXtProt entry for CASP7 Gene

Proteomics data for CASP7 Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for CASP7 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CASP7 Gene

  • Cleavages by granzyme B or caspase-10 generate the two active subunits. Propeptide domains can also be cleaved efficiently by caspase-3. Active heterodimers between the small subunit of caspase-7 and the large subunit of caspase-3, and vice versa, also occur.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

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Domains for CASP7 Gene

Gene Families for CASP7 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CASP7 Gene

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 CASP7 Gene

Molecular function for CASP7 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
caspase 7,effector,cysteine containing aspartate-specific protease,CASP3 subfamily,stored in the mitochondrial intermembrane space and released into cytosol after appropriate apoptotic stimuli,promoting apoptosis,H3,isoform alpha,interacting with calpain during B cell clonal deletion by apoptosis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Strict requirement for an Asp residue at position P1 and has a preferred cleavage sequence of Asp-Glu-Val-Asp- -
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Inhibited by isatin sulfonamides
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Cleaves and activates sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs). Proteolytically cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) at a 216-Asp- -Gly-217 bond. Overexpression promotes programmed cell death

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CASP7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CASP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004190 aspartic-type endopeptidase activity --
GO:0004197 cysteine-type endopeptidase activity TAS --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11084335
GO:0008234 cysteine-type peptidase activity TAS 8567622
GO:0097153 cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process --
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Animal Models for CASP7 Gene

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No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CASP7 Gene

Localization for CASP7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CASP7 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CASP7 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CASP7 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 4
nucleus 4
mitochondrion 3
endoplasmic reticulum 2
cytoskeleton 1
extracellular 1
plasma membrane 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CASP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 17167422
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm TAS 8576161
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0043231 intracellular membrane-bounded organelle --
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Pathways for CASP7 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CASP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001836 release of cytochrome c from mitochondria --
GO:0006508 proteolysis IDA 12888622
GO:0006915 apoptotic process TAS --
GO:0006921 cellular component disassembly involved in execution phase of apoptosis TAS --
GO:0007507 heart development --
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Drugs for CASP7 Gene

(2) Drugbank Compounds for CASP7 Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
448573 Target experimental
  • emricasan
Target investigational

(5) Tocris Compounds for CASP7 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Ac-LEHD-AFC Fluorogenic caspase substrate [210345-03-2]
Cisplatin Potent pro-apoptotic anticancer agent; activates caspase-3 [15663-27-1]
Z-DQMD-FMK Caspase-3 inhibitor
Z-VAD-FMK Cell-permeable, irreversible caspase inhibitor [187389-52-2]
Z-VDVAD-FMK Irreversible caspase-2 inhibitor

(2) ApexBio Compounds for CASP7 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Caspase-3/7 Inhibitor I Caspase-3/7 inhibitor [220509-74-0]
Z-VAD-FMK Cell-permeable, irreversible pan-caspase inhibitor [187389-52-2]

(59) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for CASP7 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
adpribose 65.8 13
mevastatin 47.7 2
ceramide 47.6 6
paclitaxel 46.1 7
cisplatin 44.9 13

(5) PharmGKB related drug/compound annotations for CASP7 Gene

Drug/compound Annotation
docetaxel Clinical Annotation
gemcitabine Clinical Annotation
paclitaxel Clinical Annotation
Platinum compounds Clinical Annotation
vinorelbine Clinical Annotation
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Transcripts for CASP7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CASP7 Gene

Caspase 7, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CASP7 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b · 2c · 2d · 2e ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b · 7c · 7d ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b · 12c
SP1: - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - - -
SP6: - - - - -
SP7: - -
SP8: - -

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Expression for CASP7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CASP7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CASP7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Colon - Transverse (4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for CASP7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin (14.9) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (6.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for CASP7 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CASP7 Gene Hs.9216

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CASP7 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in lung, skeletal muscle, liver, kidney, spleen and heart, and moderately in testis. No expression in the brain
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Expression partners for CASP7 Gene

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Orthologs for CASP7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for CASP7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CASP7 35
  • 87.04 (n)
  • 89.37 (a)
CASP7 36
  • 88 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CASP7 35
  • 86.38 (n)
  • 87.38 (a)
CASP7 36
  • 87 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Casp7 35
  • 81.74 (n)
  • 82.18 (a)
Casp7 16
Casp7 36
  • 82 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CASP7 35
  • 99.4 (n)
  • 99.7 (a)
CASP7 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Casp7 35
  • 82.29 (n)
  • 85.15 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CASP7 36
  • 64 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CASP7 36
  • 65 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CASP7 35
  • 68.33 (n)
  • 73 (a)
CASP7 36
  • 70 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CASP7 36
  • 61 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia casp7 35
  • 67.49 (n)
  • 67.49 (a)
Str.16573 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia xCaspase-7 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii casp7 35
  • 65.65 (n)
  • 68.03 (a)
casp7 36
  • 57 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Dcp-1 37
  • 44 (a)
decay 37
  • 32 (a)
Ice 37
  • 43 (a)
Dcp-1 35
  • 51.6 (n)
  • 46.44 (a)
Dcp-1 36
  • 34 (a)
decay 36
  • 30 (a)
Ice 36
  • 34 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta CASPS7 35
  • 50.93 (n)
  • 42.86 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea ced-3 37
  • 33 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 40 (a)
-- 36
  • 33 (a)
-- 36
  • 38 (a)
-- 36
  • 36 (a)
-- 36
  • 43 (a)
-- 36
  • 35 (a)
-- 36
  • 31 (a)
-- 36
  • 39 (a)
-- 36
  • 22 (a)
-- 36
  • 50 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CASP7:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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)

Evolution for CASP7 Gene

Gene Tree for CASP7 (if available)
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Paralogs for CASP7 Gene

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Variants for CASP7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CASP7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1127684 -- 113,729,321(+) TACTC(A/G)TGGAG synonymous-codon, reference, missense
rs1127685 -- 113,729,871(+) GGTGG(C/T)AACAG utr-variant-3-prime
rs1127686 -- 113,729,880(+) AGTGG(C/T)AGAGT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1127687 -- 113,730,350(+) ACAAA(A/G)CCACT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1800617 -- 113,726,512(+) TCGTT(A/T)CCTCT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CASP7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv7211 OTHER Inversion 18451855
esv2741073 CNV Deletion 23290073

Relevant External Links for CASP7 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CASP7 Gene

Disorders for CASP7 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

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(2) Diseases for CASP7 Gene

(32) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for CASP7 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
cancer 53.9 9
necrosis 53 16
tumors 51 21
breast cancer 48.7 7
colon cancer 42.1 5

Relevant External Links for CASP7

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES and Genatlas for CASP7 Gene

Publications for CASP7 Gene

  1. In vitro activation of CPP32 and Mch3 by Mch4, a novel human apoptotic cysteine protease containing two FADD-like domains. (PMID: 8755496) Fernandes-Alnemri T. … Alnemri E.S. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1996) 3 4 23
  2. Identification and characterization of CPP32/Mch2 homolog 1, a novel cysteine protease similar to CPP32. (PMID: 8567622) Lippke J.A. … Su M.S.-S. (J. Biol. Chem. 1996) 3 4 23
  3. Genetic and expression analysis of CASP7 gene in a European Caucasian population with rheumatoid arthritis. (PMID: 18785314) Teixeira V.H. … Petit-Teixeira E. (J. Rheumatol. 2008) 3 23 48
  4. Mch3, a novel human apoptotic cysteine protease highly related to CPP32. (PMID: 8521391) Fernandes-Alnemri T. … Alnemri E.S. (Cancer Res. 1995) 2 3 4
  5. ICE-LAP3, a novel mammalian homologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans cell death protein Ced-3 is activated during Fas- and tumor necrosis factor-induced apoptosis. (PMID: 8576161) Duan H. … Dixit V.M. (J. Biol. Chem. 1996) 2 3 4

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