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Apoptosis or programmed cell death, is executed by a group of proteases called

( A ) phosphatases
( B ) none
( C ) caspases
( D ) proelastase
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Ans: ( C ) caspases
Caspases refers to cysteine - aspartic proteases. Cysteine aspartate or cysteine dependent aspartate directed proteases are a family of protease enzymes playing an essential role in programmed cell death including apoptosis, pyroptosis, necroptosis and inflammations.
answered Dec 27, 2016 by suganyadevi.p