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Caspase 3, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase (CASP3) Protein

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Protein Name
  • A830040C14Rik
  • AC-3
  • Apopain
  • Cas3
  • Casp 3
  • Casp3
  • caspase-3
  • Caspase-3
  • caspase 3
  • CC3
  • CG7788
  • CG14902
  • CPP32
  • CPP32B
  • crice
  • Decay
  • Dmel\\CG7788
  • Dmel\\CG14902
  • drice
  • drIce
  • DrIce
  • DrICE
  • drICE
  • Drice
  • Drosophila executioner caspase related to Apopain/Yama
  • ICE
  • ice
  • Lice
  • mldy
  • SCA-1
  • xcpp32
  • Yama
Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Protein Type
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), SDS-PAGE (SDS)
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Background Caspase-3 (also know as CPP32, Yama and apopain) is a major member of the caspase-family of cysteine proteases. Caspase-3 exists in cells as an inactive 32 kDa proenzyme. During apoptosis procaspase-3 is processed at aspartate residues by self-proteolysis and/or cleavage by upstream caspases, such as caspase-6 (Mch2), caspase-8 (Flice) and grazyme B. The processed form of caspase-3 consists of large (17 kD) and small (11 kD) subunits which associate to form the active enzyme. The active caspase-3 has been shown involving in the proteolysis of several important molecules, such as poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), the sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs), focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and others. The recombinant active human caspase-3 expressed in E. coli spontaneously undergoes autoprocessing to yield subunits characteristic of the native enzyme (Full length gene Accession No. NP_004337). The active caspase-3 preferentially cleaves caspase-3 substrates (e.g., DEVD-AFC or DEVD-pNA) and is routinely tested for its ability to enzymatically cleave these two substrates Ac-DEVD-pNA or Ac-DEVD-AFC (ABIN412342).
Synonyms: Caspase-3, CASP-3, Apopain, Cysteine protease CPP32, CPP-32, Protein Yama, SREBP cleavage activity 1, SCA-1
Molecular Weight large (17 kD) and small (11 kD) subunits
Gene ID 836
UniProt P42574
Research Area Apoptosis/Necrosis, Autophagy
Pathways Apoptosis, Caspase Cascade in Apoptosis
Application Notes Active caspase-3 is useful in studying enzyme regulation, determining target substrates, screening caspase inhibitors, or as a positive control in caspase activity assays. We recommend using 1 unit/assay for analyzing caspase activity. For a complete caspase-3 assay protocol, please refer to Caspase-3/CPP32 Fluorometric or Colorimetric Assay Kits.
Optimal working dilution should be determined by the investigator.

physical form description: Semi-Dry

Restrictions For Research Use only
Format Powder or Liquid
Reconstitution Reconstitute in PBS containing 15 % glycerol.
Handling Advice Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
Storage -80 °C
Expiry Date 12 months
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Western Blotting (WB) image for Caspase 3, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase (CASP3) Protein (ABIN413120) Caspase 3, Apoptosis-Related Cysteine Peptidase (CASP3) protein
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