|Calculated MW||large (20 kD) and small (10 kD) subunits.|
|Other Names||Caspase-1, Short name=CASP-1, Interleukin-1 beta convertase, Short name=IL-1BC, Interleukin-1 beta-converting enzyme, Short name=ICE, IL-1 beta-converting enzyme, p45|
|Application Notes||Reconstitute to 1 unit per µl in PBS containing 15% glycerol.|
Thousands of laboratories across the world have published research that depended on the performance of antibodies from Abgent to advance their research. Check out links to articles that cite our products in major peer-reviewed journals, organized by research category.
email@example.com, and receive a free "I Love Antibodies" mug.
Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
Caspase-1 (also know as ICE) is a prototypical member of the caspase-family of cysteine proteases. Caspase-1 exists in cells as an inactive 45 kDa proenzyme. The pro-enzyme is matured by proteolysis to yield large (20 kD) and small (10 kD) subunits. The active caspase-1 is a heterotetramer consisting of two large and two small subunits. To date the regulatory mechanism of caspase-1 activation and the role of caspase-1 in apoptosis are poorly understood. In THP-1 cells, a large proportion of the caspase-1 is present in the inactive proenzyme form. The recombinant active mouse caspase-1 was expressed in E. coli. The active caspase-1 preferentially cleaves caspase-1 substrates (e.g., YVAD-AFC or YVAD-pNA) and is routinely tested at BioVision for its ability to enzymatically cleave these two substrates Ac-YVAD-pNA or Ac-YVAD-AFC
Nett-Fiordalisi M.A.,et al.J. Immunol. 149:3254-3259(1992).
Molineaux S.M.,et al.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 90:1809-1813(1993).
Casano F.J.,et al.Genomics 20:474-481(1994).
van de Craen M.,et al.FEBS Lett. 403:61-69(1997).
If you have used an Abgent product and would like to share how it has performed, please click on the "Submit Review" button and provide the requested information. Our staff will examine and post your review and contact you if needed.
If you have any additional inquiries please email technical services at firstname.lastname@example.org.