activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic signaling pathway
Any process that initiates the activity of an inactive cysteine-type endopeptidase involved in the apoptotic signaling pathway.
Components of the DISC (death-inducing signaling complex) may be annotated to this term. These include ligand-bound receptors such as FAS/CD95 (though care should be taken because FAS can also act as a non-apoptotic signal transducer), and signaling molecules such as FADD (FAS-associated protein with a death domain), cIAPs (cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins), c-FLIPs and caspases 8 and 10. Note that GO:0097296 should only be used to annotate gene products directly involved in the initiation or start up of an inactive cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in the apoptotic signaling pathway (also known as an initiator caspase). If the evidence provided is not sufficient to account for direct activation of this enzymatic activity, consider using the more generic terms GO:2001269 positive regulation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic signaling pathway or GO:0043280 positive regulation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process.
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activation of initiator caspase activity
activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic signalling pathway
Usage of this term is subject to the following annotation guidelines:
Annotating cell death and apoptosis using the new guidelines