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Caspase-12 (NT) (involved in Alzheimers)

  • Product Code: X1115P
  • Size: 100 µg
  • Price (USD): $399

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Data Sheet

Product Name

Caspase-12 (NT) (involved in Alzheimers)





Product Type

Polyclonal Antibody


Human, Mouse, Rat


Western Blot


Antigen Immunoaffiinity Purification


100 µg

Price (USD)



Three distinct signaling pathways lead to programmed cell death (apoptosis). The death receptor and mitochondrion pathways are the mains, in which the key apoptotic proteases capase-8 and caspase-9, respectively, are involved. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is the third apoptotic pathway and caspase-12 is involved (1,2). Caspase-12 is localized to the ER but not to cytoplasm or mitochondrion. Caspase-12 is activated by ER stress, including disruption of ER calcium homeostasis, and mediates ER stress-induced apoptosis. Caspase-12 is co-localized to the ER with several proteins that are involved in Alzheimer's disease including ?-secretase presenilin and ?-amyloid precursor protein (APP). Caspase-12 mediates cytotoxicity induced by amyloid-?. Caspase-12 is ubiquitously expressed in mouse tissues (1).


Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 2 to 17 of the murine caspase-12

Positive Control

Murine spleen tissue lysate


Provided in phosphate buffered saline solution containing 0.02% sodium azide as a preservative

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Target Molecular Weight

38.9 kDa

Product Image

Image Legend

Western blot analysis using anti-Caspase-12 (NT) antibody at 1 µg/ml on human (1) and mouse (2) spleen tissue lysate.

Database Links:



1. Nakagawa, T., et al., Caspase-12 mediates endoplasmic-reticulum-specific apoptosis and cytotoxicity by amyloid-beta. Nature 2000, 403, 98-103. 2. Mehmet, H., Caspases find a new place to hide. Nature 2000, 403, 29-30 3. Van de Craen M, et al., Characterization of seven murine caspase family members. FEBS Lett 1997, 403, 61-9

Product Specific References

This product has been used in:

1. Hetz, C., et al, 'Caspase-12 and endoplasmic reticulum stress mediate neurotoxicity of pathological prion protein' EMBO Journal 2003, 22, , 5435-54 2. Hetz, C., et al, 'The Disulfide Isomerase Grp58 Is a Protective Factor against Prion Neurotoxicity' Journal of Neuroscience 2005, 25, , 2793-2802 3. Rao, Rammohan V., et al, 'Coupling Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress to the Cell Death Program' The Journal of Biological Chemistry 2002, 277, 24, 21836-21842 4. Moreno, J.A., et al. 'Sustained translational repression by eIF2?–P mediates prion neurodegeneration.' Nature, 485, 507-511 (2012) 5. Sun, W., et al. 'Magnolia Extract (BL153) Protection of Heart from Lipid Accumulation Caused Cardiac Oxidative Damage, Inflammation, and Cell Death in High-Fat Diet Fed Mice' Oxid. Med. Cell. Longev. (2014), 205849 6. Zhao, Y., et al. 'A Novel Mechanism by Which SDF-1? Protects Cardiac Cells From Palmitate-Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Apoptosis via CXCR7 and AMPK/p38 MAPK-Mediated Interleukin-6 Generation' Diabetes (2013), 62, 2545-2558