Mouse anti Human Caspase-6
Catalogue number: X1173M
Cysteine-requiring Aspartate Protease-6; Apoptotic protease Mch-2
|Clone||MCH2 14 1-190|
|Product Type||Monoclonal Antibody|
Caspase-6 (Cysteine-Requiring Aspartate Proteases) is part of a family of intracellular cysteine proteases that cleave their substrates after aspartic acid residues. These proteases play an integral role in inducing apoptosis in cells. Procaspase-6 (Mch2), a member of the ICE/ced-3 subfamily, is an inactive proenzyme that is activated to form caspase-6 by proteolytic cleavage at certain aspartic acid residues. During cleavage, the N-terminal is removed and the proenzyme is converted into a large (p18) and small (p11) subunits. Caspase-6 has two isoforms, and , produced by alternative splicing. Over-expression of the isoform of caspase-6 without its prodomain can induce apoptosis. The isoform does not seem to display proteolytic activity. Together with caspases-3 and -7, the isoform of caspase-6 is classified as an effector/execution caspase. Caspase-3, caspase-8 and caspase-10 can cleave procaspase-6. Active caspase-6 cleaves several other proteins such as lamins, NuMa and Keratin 18. A possible cleavage of caspases-8 and -10 in cytochrome-C dependent apoptosis was reported recently.
MCF-7 cell lysate
Hybridoma produced by the fusion of splenocytes from mice immunized with recombinant human capase-6 protein and mouse myeloma cells.
Protein A/G Chromatography
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Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide
Detects proenzyme form of human Caspase-6 by Western blot. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions.
Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival
Products are stable for one year from purchase when stored properly
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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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Mouse anti Human Caspase-6