Caspase 3 is a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family. Sequential activation of caspases plays a central role in the execution-phase of cell apoptosis. Caspases exist as inactive proenzymes that undergo proteolytic processing at conserved aspartic residues to produce two subunits, large and small, that dimerize to form the active enzyme. This protein cleaves and activates caspases 6 and 7; and the protein itself is processed and activated by caspases 8, 9, and 10. Caspase 3 can hydrolyze the peptide substrate acetyl-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-p-nitroanilide (Ac-DEVD-pNA) resulting in the release of the p-nitroaniline (pNA) moiety. p-Nitroaniline has a high absorbance at 405nm. Thus the activity of recombinant human caspase 3 can be measured by calculate the concentration of the pNA released from the substrate. The reaction was performed in adding 50 μl 2×buffer (50 mM HEPES, 100 mM NaCl, 10 mM DTT, 2 mM EDTA, 10% glycerol) to 96 well plates, then add 50 μl various concentration of caspe 3 (diluted by 1×buffer, 25 mM HEPES, 50 mM NaCl, 5 mM DTT, 1 mM EDTA, 5% glycerol) to each well, finally, add 5μl 4mmol Ac-DEVD-pNA to each well. Cover the 96 well plates and incubate at 37ºC for 2h. p-Nitroaniline (pNA) standard curve prepare by double dilute 200μM pNA with 1×buffer and record the OD value at 405nm. Calculate the caspase 3 activity in pmol of pNA released per min per μg recombinat human caspase 3. The specific activity of recombinant human caspase 3 is 2196 pmol/min/μg.
Lyophilized from 20 mM Tris (pH 8.0) with 150 mM NaCl, 1 mM EDTA, 1 mM DTT, 0.01% SKL, 5% Trehalose, Proclin300. Reconstitute with 20 mM Tris and 150 mM NaCl (pH 8.0) to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. Do not vortex.
For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, store at -20ºC or below. After reconstitution, keep as concentrated solution.Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
N-terminal His-Tag; Ser29~His277 (NP_004337.2)
< 1 EU/μg
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The protein encoded by this gene is a cysteine-aspartic acid protease that plays a central role in the execution-phase of cell apoptosis. The encoded protein cleaves and inactivates poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase while it cleaves and activates sterol regulatory element binding proteins as well as caspases 6, 7, and 9. This protein itself is processed by caspases 8, 9, and 10. It is the predominant caspase involved in the cleavage of amyloid-beta 4A precursor protein, which is associated with neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]