"Caspases, Effector" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A subclass of caspases that contain short pro-domain regions. They are activated by the proteolytic action of INITIATOR CASPASES. Once activated they cleave a variety of substrates that cause APOPTOSIS.
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