GeneTex
United States (US)

Caspase 3 (proform) recombinant protein

Cat No. GTX65331

Application ELISA, Functional Assay, Apuri, Blocking
Reactivity Human
Species Human
APPLICATION

Calculated MW

32.0 kDa. ( Note )
PROPERTIES

Form

Lyophilized powder

Storage

Reconstitute to 0.1 μg/μl in PBS containing 15% glycerol. Store at -70ºC.

Antigen Species

Human

Expression System

E. coli

Purification


Purity was assessed by SDS-PAGE (≥90%) and by HPLC.

Note

For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
TARGET

Synonyms

Caspase3 Proform

Background

Caspase-3 (also know as CPP32, Yama and apopain) is a member of the caspase family of cysteine proteases. Caspase-3 exists in cells as an inactive 32 kDa proenzyme. Proteolytic processing of this inactive proenzyme generates the 17 kD and 12 kD subunits which, when assembled as a tetramer (a pair of heterodimers), form the active caspase. Cascades of caspase activation have been shown to be key signal-transducing events in apoptosis. Procaspase-3, like other procaspases with short N-terminal prodomains, is considered to be a downstream or “effector” enzyme. Pro-caspase-3 can be cleaved and activated by caspase-8 and –10 which are themselves activated through interaction with death ligand receptor/adapter protein complexes (e.g., Fas/FADD). Procaspase-3 is also processed by caspase-9, the apical caspase that is activated by binding to the Apaf-1/cytochrome c/ATP “apoptosome”. Thus, activation of procaspase-3 stands at a point of convergence for the two major types of apoptosis signaling pathways-those linked to cell surface death receptors and those linked to mitochondrial release of cytochrome c.

Research Area