Target of this antibody:
Caspase family of cysteine proteases has been shown to play a key role in apoptosis. Caspase-8 is a 55 kDa cytosolic protein that is synthesized as an inactive pro-enzyme. Activation of caspase-8 involves a two-step proteolysis: the cleavage of caspase-8 to generate a 43 and a 12 kDa fragment which is further processed to 10 kDa. The p43 is then cleaved to yield p26 and the release of the active site containing p18.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
mouse, rat, bovine, monkey
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 392 of mouse caspase-8
Concentration of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
30 µg (0.2 mg/ml) protein A purified rabbit anti-caspase-8 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 blotting (0.5-4 µg/ml). The immunoaffinity purified antibody detects the full length (55 kDa), intermediate cleavage fragments (26-31 kDa) and cleaved large fragment (18 kDa) of caspase-8.