Edited by: Karen Young Kreeger
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M. Tewari, L.T. Quan, K. O'Rourke, S. Desnoyers, Z. Zeng, D.R. Beidler, G.G. Poirier, G.S. Salvesen, V.M. Dixit, "Yama/CPP32ß, a mammalian homolog of CED-3, is a crmA-inhibitable protease that cleaves the death substrate poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase," Cell, 81:801-9, 1995. (Cited in more than 230 publications as of February 1997)

Comments by Vishva M. Dixit, University of Michigan Medical School

This pair of papers provides conclusive evidence for a group of proteins that are responsible for programmed cell death in mammals. The earlier paper, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), laid the groundwork for the later Cell paper.

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