Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
CASP-9 ,EC 22.214.171.124 ,ICE-like apoptotic protease 6 , ICE-LAP6,Apoptotic protease Mch-6 ,Apoptotic protease-activating factor 3 , Apaf-3
Caspase family of cysteine proteases plays a key role in apoptosis. Caspase-9 is one of the most important caspases among the caspase family members. Upon induction of apoptosis, cytochrome c released from mitochondria associates with procaspase-9/Apaf-1. The complex processes procaspase-9 into a large subunit (35 kDa or 17-25 kDa) and small (10 kDa) by self-cleavage at D315. Activated caspase-9 further cleaves other caspase members including caspase-3, one of the proteases responsible for the proteolytic cleavage of many key proteins in apoptosis. In addition to self-cleavage, procaspase-9 can also be cleaved in vivo by caspase-3 at D330. The process served as a positive feedback to amplify the apoptotic signal in caspase activation pathway.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 290 of mouse caspase-9
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.2 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-caspase-9 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). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually. The antibody detects 45 kDa procaspase-9, 35/37 kDa cleaved immediate fragments and the 17-25 kDa fully cleaved caspase-9.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided. Human and some mouse caspases are active in apoptosis and cell death and even in necrosis and inflammation. CASP Gene and orthologous enzymes have been identifies successfully in the signal transduction cascade and pathways.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.