Official Full Name
NLR family, CARD domain containing 4
In C. elegans, Ced4 binds and activates Ced3, an apoptotic initiator caspase, via caspase-associated recruitment domains (CARDs). Human Ced4 homologs include APAF1 (MIM 602233), NOD1/CARD4 (MIM 605980), and NOD2/CARD15 (MIM 605956). These proteins have at least 1 N-terminal CARD domain followed by a centrally located nucleotide-binding domain (NBD or NACHT) and a C-terminal regulatory domain, found only in mammals, that contains either WD40 repeats or leucine-rich repeats (LRRs). CARD12 is a member of the Ced4 family and can induce apoptosis.
NLRC4; NLR family, CARD domain containing 4; CARD12, caspase recruitment domain family, member 12; NLR family CARD domain-containing protein 4; CLAN; CLAN1; CLANA; CLANB; CLANC; CLAND; CLR2.1; ipaf; NOD like receptor C4; nucleotide binding oligomerizatio; nucleotide binding oligomerization domain; leucine rich repeat and CARD domain containing 4; NOD-like receptor C4; ICE-protease activating factor; ice protease-activating factor; CARD, LRR, and NACHT-containing protein; caspase recruitment domain family, member 12; caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 12; nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain, leucine rich repeat and CARD domain containing 4; CARD12