Human Caspase-8 Antibody

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Caspase‑8 in Jurkat Human Cell Line.
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Human Caspase-8 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human cleaved Caspase-8 in ELISA.
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 746109
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
KLH-coupled Caspase-8 synthetic peptide
Accession # Q14790
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.


Recommended Concentration
8-25 µg/mL
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Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

Scientific Data

Immunocytochemistry Caspase-8 antibody in Jurkat Human Cell Line by Immunocytochemistry (ICC). View Larger

Caspase‑8 in Jurkat Human Cell Line. Caspase-8 was detected in immersion fixed Jurkat human acute T cell leukemia cell line treated for 4 hours with staurosporin using Mouse Anti-Human Caspase-8 Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB8135) at 25 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (yellow; Catalog # NL007) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: Caspase-8

Caspase-8 (Cysteine-aspartic acid protease 8/Casp8a; also named MCH5, FLICA and MACH alpha 1) is a 28 kDa member of the peptidase C14A family of enzymes (1, 2, 3). It is widely expressed and is considered an initiating caspase for the apoptotic cascade (4). Caspase-8 acts on a wide variety of substrates, including procaspases-3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10, c-FLIPL and procaspase‑8 itself (1, 5, 6). Human procaspase-8a is a 54‑56 kDa, 479 amino acid (aa) protein (4, 7, 8, 9). It contains two N-terminal death domains (aa 1‑177), followed by a catalytic site that utilizes His317Gly318 plus Cys360. Normally, it is an inactive, cytosolic monomer (1, 10, 11). But following death-domain (DD) containing receptor oligomerization, Caspase-8 is recruited to the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) that forms around the death domains of the oligomerized receptor (12). FADD/CAP-1 is recruited first, followed by procaspase-8/CAP-4 and, possibly, c-FLIPL and procaspase‑10 (12). The recruitment, or concentration, of procaspase-8 induces homodimerization. This act alone is sufficient for activation. However, the activity level is modest at best, and appears to be directed towards either itself, or c-FLIPL, which is known to form a functional heterodimer with procaspase-8 (5, 11). When directed towards itself, autocleavage occurs first between Asp374Ser375, generating a 43 kDa (p43) N-terminal (aa 1‑374) and an 11 kDa C‑terminal (aa 375‑479) fragment. The C‑terminus is further cleaved between Asp384Leu385 to generate a mature p10 subunit (aa 385‑479). The p43 subunit is next cleaved twice, once between Asp216Ser217, and again between Asp210Ser211 to generate a 26 kDa DD-containing prodomain (aa 1‑210) with an additional 18 kDa mature p18 subunit (aa 217‑374) (12). p18 and p10 noncovalently associate to form a 28 kDa heterodimer, which subsequently associates with another p18:p10 heterodimer to form an active, mature Caspase-8 molecule. This leaves the DISC to act on downstream apoptotic procaspases. In the event procaspase-8 comes to the DISC complexed with c‑FLIPL, c‑FLIPL will be cleaved by procaspase-8, generating a p43 fragment that is analogous to the Caspase-8 p43 subunit. This fragment, however, appears not to be an intermediate in a proteolytic cascade. Rather, it serves as a functional subunit, interacting with TRAF2 and activating NF kappa B. This may account for many of the nonapoptotic activities associated with Caspase-8 (5, 6, 13). Mature human and mouse Caspase-8a heterodimers are 73% aa identical (14).

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  14. Sakamaki, K. et al. (1998) Eur. J. Biochem. 253:399.
Entrez Gene IDs
841 (Human); 12370 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
AIS; androgen receptor; CASP8; Caspase8; Caspase-8; DHTRTFM; Dihydrotestosterone receptorHYSP1; HUMARA; Mch5; NR3C4KD; Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group C member 4; SMAX1SBMA; spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy

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  1. Autophagy Induced by Simian Retrovirus Infection Controls Viral Replication and Apoptosis of Jurkat T Lymphocytes
    Authors: J Zhu, L Yang, Q Zhang, J Meng, ZL Lu, R Rong
    Viruses, 2020;12(4):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: ICC/IF


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