Product Name :
Mouse anti Human Caspase-3

Description :
| Clone AM1 4 | Isotype IgG | Product Type Monoclonal Antibody | Units 100 µg | Host Mouse | Species Reactivity Human | Application Western Blotting

Background :
Immunogen: Hybridoma produced by the fusion of splenocytes from mice immunized with recombinant human Caspase-3 protein and mouse myeloma cells.

Source :
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 <

Product :
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

Specificity :

Applications :
Detects human Caspase-3 by Western blot. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions. Functional Analysis: Western Blotting

Storage :
Product should be stored at -20°C. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles Product Stability: See expiration date on vial Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival

Caution :
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. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but our company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

References :
1. Slee, E.A., et al. Ordering the cytochrome c-initiated caspase cascade: hierarchical activation of caspases-2, -3, -6, -7, -8, and -10 in a caspase-9-dependent manner. J. Cell Biol. 1999, 144, 281-292 2. Ueda, S., et al. Redox regulation of caspase-3(-like) protease activity: regulatory roles of thioredoxin and cytochrome c. J. Immunol. 1998, 161, 6689-6695 3. Samali, A., et al. Presence of a pre-apoptotic complex of pro-caspase-3, Hsp60 and Hsp10 in the mitochondrial fraction of jurkat cells. EMBO J. 1999, 18, 2040-2048 4. Cohen, G.M., et al. Caspases: the executioners of apoptosis. Biochem. J. 1997, 326, 1-16

Antibodies are immunoglobulins secreted by effector lymphoid B cells into the bloodstream. Antibodies consist of two light peptide chains and two heavy peptide chains that are linked to each other by disulfide bonds to form a “Y” shaped structure. Both tips of the “Y” structure contain binding sites for a specific antigen. Antibodies are commonly used in medical research, pharmacological research, laboratory research, and health and epidemiological research. They play an important role in hot research areas such as targeted drug development, in vitro diagnostic assays, characterization of signaling pathways, detection of protein expression levels, and identification of candidate biomarkers.
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