Mouse anti Human Caspase-3Catalogue number: X1172M
|Product Type||Monoclonal Antibody|
Caspase-3 along with caspase 7 and 6 form the group of effector caspases that are responsible for the cleavage of multiple substrates including the cytokeratins, PARP, alpha fodrin, NuMA and others. Caspase-7 occurs in three varient forms.Caspase-3-like activities are required for Fas-mediated apoptosis. However, the role of caspase-1 and caspase-3 in mediating Fas-induced cell death is not clear. Although wild-type, caspase-1(-/-), and caspase-3(-/-) hepatocytes were killed at a similar rate when cocultured with FasL expressing NIH 3T3 cells, caspase-3(-/-) hepatocytes displayed drastically different morphological changes as well as significantly delayed DNA fragmentation. For both wild-type and caspase-1 (-/-) apoptotic hepatocytes, typical apoptotic features such as cytoplasmic blebbing and nuclear fragmentation are seen within 6 hr, but neither event was observed for caspase-3(-/-) hepatocytes. In thymocytes apoptotic caspase-3 (-/-) thymocytes exhibit similar abnormal morphological changes and delayed DNA fragmentation observed in hepatocytes. Cleavage of various caspase substrates implicates apoptotic events, including gelsolin, fodrin, laminB, and DFF45/ICAD are delayed or absent. The altered cleavage of these key substrates is likely responsible for the aberrant apoptosis observed in both hepatocytes and thymocytes deficient in caspase-3.
Synonyms: Cysteine-requiring Aspartate Protease-3
Immunogen: Hybridoma produced by the fusion of splenocytes from mice immunized with recombinant human Caspase-3 protein and mouse myeloma cells.
Product Form: Unconjugated
Formulation: Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide
Purification Method: Protein A/G Chromatography
Concentration: See vial for concentration
Detects human Caspase-3 by Western blot. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions.
Functional Analysis: Western Blotting
Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Product Stability: Products are stable for one year from purchase when stored properly
Ship Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals.
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Database Name: SwissProt
Accession number: P42574
Species Accession: Human
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Mouse anti Human Caspase-3