Technical Data
Apaf-1, NT, Blocking Peptide (Apoptosis Protease Activating Factor-1)
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Peptide corresponding to amino acids 12 to 28 of human Apaf1 (1). The sequences of the immunogenic peptide are identical between human and mouse (1,2)

Apoptosis is related to many diseases and induced by a family of cell death receptors and their ligands. Cell death signals are transduced by death domain containing adapter molecules and members of the caspase family of proteases. The mammalian homologues of the key cell death gene CED-4 in C. elegans has been identified recently from human and mouse and designated Apaf1 (for apoptosis protease-activating factor 1) (1,2). Apaf1 binds to cytochrome c (Apaf2) and caspase-9 (Apaf3), which leads to caspase-9 activation. Activated caspase-9 in turn cleaves and activates caspase-3 that is one of the key proteases, being responsible for the proteolytic cleavage of many key proteins in apoptosis (3). Apaf1 can also associate with caspase-4 and caspase-8 (4). Apaf1 is ubiquitously expressed in human tissues (1).

See corresponding antibody A2298-65
Source: Synthetic peptide
Purity: Purified 60-70%
Concentration: 0.2mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder.

Important Note: This product is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications.
1. Zou H, Henzel WJ, Liu X, Lutschg A, Wang X. Apaf-1, a human protein homologous to C. elegans CED-4, participates in cytochrome c-dependent activation of caspase-3. Cell 1997;90:405-13 2. Cecconi F, Alvarez-Bolado G, Meyer BI, Roth KA, Gruss P. Apaf1 (CED-4 homolog) regulates programmed cell death in mammalian development. Cell 1998;94:727-37 3. Li P, Nijhawan D, Budihardjo I, Srinivasula SM, Ahmad M, Alnemri ES, Wang X. Cytochrome c and dATP-dependent formation ofApaf-1/caspase-9 complex initiates an apoptotic protease cascade. Cell 1997;91:479-89 4. Hu Y, Benedict MA, Wu D, Inohara N, Nunez G. Bcl-XL interacts with Apaf-1 and inhibits Apaf-1-dependent caspase-9 activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1998;95:4386-91

Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.