Technical Data
Caspase 3 (CPP-32, Apoptain, Yama, SCA-1)
Caspases are a family of cysteine proteases that centrally controls apoptotic machinery. Caspases can be grouped according to their substrate speci cities that are largely determined by the amino acids preceding the cleavage site. One group of caspases that include -6, -8, (MACH/FLICE), and 9(V/LEXD) is speci c for the substrate V/LEXD. This substrate is a site similar to those found in caspase proenzymes. This group of caspases may function as initiators of a proteolytic cascade by activating pro-caspases to amplify a death signal. A second group of caspases (-2, -3 and -7) is speci c for the substrate DEXD that is related to sites found on target proteins cleaved during apoptosis. This suggests that this second group of caspases function during the effector phase of cell death. Protolytic proteases activate caspases that are expressed as inactive precursors. However, the caspase cascade is not yet well de ned, and some caspases may function both upstream and downstream.
The Bcl-2 protein inhibits apoptosis and is cleaved at ASP-34 by caspases during apoptosis and by recombinant caspase-3 in vitro. The cleavage of Bcl-2 and caspase-7 is abolished during the immunodepletion of caspase-3, however, the immunodepletion of caspase-7 has no effect on Bcl-2 cleavage. Caspase-3-dependent cleavage of Bcl-2 may promote further caspase activation as part of a positive feedback loop for apoptosis. (1)

Suitable for use in Immunohistochemistry and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Immunohistochemistry: 1-2ug/ml
Western Blot: 1-3ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, add sterile 40-50% glycerol, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
MabIgG2a3G64Affinity Purified
100ug4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceHumanMouse
Full length, recombinant human Caspase 3 protein.
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.09% sodium azide.
Specific to human caspase 3. Reactivity is con rmed with human 293 and Jurkat cell lysates.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Kirsch, D.G., et al., J Bio. Chem. 274(30): 21,15521,161 (1999).