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Assay Name:  Chemical Antagonists IAP-family anti-apoptotic proteins
Description:  Data Source: Sanford-Burnham Center for Chemical Genomics (SBCCG) Source Affiliation: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (SBMRI, San Diego, CA) Network: NIH Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network (MLSCN) Grant Proposal Number: MH081277-01 Assay Provider: John C. Reed, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, San Diego, CA Apoptosis plays an essential role in many aspects of normal development and physiology, becoming dysregulated in myriad diseases characterized by insufficient or excessive cell death. Caspases are intracellular proteases that are suppressed by Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins (IAPs), a family of evolutionarily conserved anti-apoptotic proteins. Proteins released from mitochondria (SMAC and HtrA2) can competitively displace IAPs from the Caspases, thus helping to drive apoptosis. It has been shown that only a few residues at the N-terminus of activated SMAC protein (4-mer) are sufficient to affect the release of IAPs from Caspases. Thus, it is plausib
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