"Apoptosomes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Multimeric protein complexes formed in the CYTOSOL that play a role in the activation of APOPTOSIS. They can occur when MITOCHONDRIA become damaged due to cell stress and release CYTOCHROME C. Cytosolic cytochrome C associates with APOPTOTIC PROTEASE-ACTIVATING FACTOR 1 to form the apoptosomal protein complex. The apoptosome signals apoptosis by binding to and activating specific INITIATOR CASPASES such as CASPASE 9.
- Apoptosomal Protein Complex
- Complex, Apoptosomal Protein
- Protein Complex, Apoptosomal
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