name: caspase complex
def: "A protein complex that is located in the cytosol and contains one or more cysteine-type endopeptidases (also called caspases), which give the complex a peptidase activity with specificity for the hydrolysis of aspartyl bonds. These complexes may be involved e.g. in apoptotic or inflammation processes." [GOC:cna, GOC:mtg_apoptosis]
comment: Note that this term was reinstated from obsolete.
synonym: "cysteine-type endopeptidase complex" EXACT [GOC:pr]
is_a: GO:0044445 ! cytosolic part
is_a: GO:1905369 ! endopeptidase complex
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