Purified Mouse Anti-Human Caspase-9
Clone 2-22 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name ICE-LAP-6, Mch6, Apaf-3
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Western blot (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human caspase-9 N-terminal fragment aa 1-134
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The caspase family of cysteine proteases plays a key role in apoptosis and inflammation. Caspases are synthesized as inactive proenzymes containing three domains, that are processed into large and small subunits that associate to form the active enzyme. Processing can occur in apoptotic cells by either transactivation, self-proteolysis or cleavage by another protease. While caspases share a common structure, there are some differences, such as the preferred substrate specificity. These sequence differences in specificity, as well as the size of the NH2 -terminal prodomain, can be used to catagorize the caspases into functional groups including apoptotic initiators (long prodomains), apoptotic executioners (short prodomains), and cytokine processors. Caspase-9 is a member of the apoptotic initiator group of caspases which include caspases-2, -8, and -10. Activation of caspase-9 occurs in the presence of cytochrome c, following an interaction between caspase-9 and APAF-1. Activation may also be triggered directly by the cytotoxic T-cell protease, granzyme B. Active caspase-9 cleaves and thus activates caspase-3, and is also a relevant target of active caspase-3. Caspase-9 can also cleave the nuclear protein PARP. Northern blot analysis suggests that high expression of caspase-9 is found in the heart, testis, and ovary. The antibody recognizes the 47 kDa proform and 37 kDa cleaved form of human caspase-9. The N-terminal fragment (amino acids 1-134) of human caspase-9 was used as an immunogen.
- Format Purified
Suggested Companion Products
Preparation and Storage
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
Store undiluted at 4°C.
This product is provided in 3 vials with 50μg each vial at concentration of 0.5mg/ml.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
Applications include western blot analysis (0.5 - 1.0 µg/ml). Jurkat cells (ATCC TIB-152) are suggested as a positive control. BD Biosciences Pharmingen offers several caspase-9 antibodies. A Jurkat model cell system was used to evaluate these antibodies; these results are summarized in the following table. However, actual bands observed could vary according to the cell model system or treatment used.