DEDD Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 338 amino acids (1-318a.a) and having a molecular mass of 38.9kDa. DEDD is fused to a 20 amino acid His-tag at N-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Death effector domain-containing protein (DEDD) is a cytoplasmic protein. The cell death activity of DEDD relates to its nuclear localization. DEDD translocates to the nucleus during CD95-mediated apoptosis, there it localizes to nucleoli-like structures, activates caspase-6 and particularly inhibits RNA polymerase I-dependent transcription. DEDD is usually expressed in a variety of tissues, and found in the highest levels in the testis. Overexpression of DEDD was shown to induce weak apoptosis.