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  Domain Name: DED_Caspase-like_rep
Death effector domain, repeat 2, of initator caspase-like proteins. Death Effector Domain (DED), second repeat, found in initator caspase-like proteins like caspase-8, -10 and c-FLIP. Caspases are aspartate-specific cysteine proteases with functions in apoptosis and immune signaling. Initiator caspases are the first to be activated following death- or inflammation-inducing signals. Caspase-8 and -10 are the initiators of death receptor mediated apoptosis. Together with FADD and the pseudo-caspase c-FLIP, they form the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC), whose formation is triggered by the activation of type 1 tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors such as Fas, TNF receptor 1, and TRAIL receptor. Caspase-8 and -10 also play important functions in cell adhesion and motility. c-FLIP is a catalytically inactive homolog of the initator procaspases-8 and -10. It negatively influences apoptotic signaling by interfering with the efficient formation of DISC. All members contain two N-terminal DED domains and a C-terminal caspase domain. DEDs comprise a subfamily of the Death Domain (DD) superfamily. DDs are protein-protein interaction domains found in a variety of domain architectures. Their common feature is that they form homodimers by self-association or heterodimers by associating with other members of the DD superfamily including PYRIN and CARD (Caspase activation and recruitment domain). They serve as adaptors in signaling pathways and can recruit other proteins into signaling complexes.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 1
Total Disease Mutations Found: 1
This domain occurred 3 times on human genes (15 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
DED1/DED2 interface
charge triad

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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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