Detection of Human Caspase‑8 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of Jurkat human acute T cell leukemia cell line untreated (-) or treated (+) with Human FAS Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF126) for indicated times. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Human Caspase‑8 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB704), followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF007). Specific bands were detected for Caspase‑8 at approximately 55 and 42 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 4.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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.
Caspase-8 (Cysteine-aspartic acid protease 8/Casp8; also MCH5 and FLICA) is a 28 kDa member of the peptidase C14A family of enzymes. It is known as the initiating caspase for the apoptotic cascade. Caspase-8 acts on procaspases-3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10, in addition to c-FLIPL and procaspase-8 itself. Human procaspase-8 alpha 4 is a 58 kDa (predicted), 496 amino acid (aa) protein and contains two N-terminal death domains plus a catalytic site that utilizes His334Gly335 plus Cys377. Following death domain-containing receptor activation, proteolysis generates a 28 kDa heterodimer. This includes a p18 subunit (aa 234-391; or 217-374 of the 8a/standard form) noncovalently linked to a p10 subunit (aa 402-496; or 385-479 of the 8a/standard form). Association with another p18/p10 heterodimer generates active caspase-8. There are two common procaspase-8 isoform variants. One 53 kDa isoform (8b) shows a deletion of aa 103-134, while a second 55 kDa (8a) isoform shows a deletion of aa 103-134 with a 15 aa insertion after Lys183. The p18 and p10 subunits are 68% and 82% aa identical, human to mouse, respectively.
Entrez Gene IDs:
841 (Human); 12370 (Mouse)
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