Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
CASP1, IL1BCE, P45, Interleukin-1 beta convertase, IL-1BC, IL1BC, p45, IL1B-convertase, CASP-1, ICE
Caspase family of cysteine proteases has been shown to play a key role in apoptosis. Caspase-1 (ICE, interleukin-1β-converting enzyme) is the mammalian caspase responsible for the proteolytic conversion of the proforms of interleukin-1β and IL-18 into active cytokines. Like other caspases, Caspase-1 itself is synthesized as a pro-enzyme that is cleaved during activation into a large (20 kDa) and small (10 kDa) subunits. The cellular role of caspase-1 appears limited to cytokine activation as they do not have obvious roles in apoptosis.
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 132 of human caspase-1
Concentration of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
30 µg (0.2 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-caspase-1 polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, 0.01% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot, Immunoprecipitation, Immunofluorescence
Western blot analysis (0.5-4 µg/ml), immunoprecipitation (4-8 µg/ml) and immunofluorescence (10-20 µg/ml). The immunoaffinity purified antibody recognizes 45 kDa procaspase-1 and the 20 kDa cleaved product.