Overview

  • Product name
    Caspase 2 Assay Kit (Colorimetric)
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  • Sample type
    Tissue Extracts, Cell Lysate
  • Assay type
    Enzyme activity
  • Assay time
    2h 00m
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Caspase 2 Assay Kit (Colorimetric) provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence VDVAD. The assay is based on spectrophotometric detection of the chromophore p-nitroanilide (p-NA) after cleavage from the labeled substrate VDVAD-p-NA. The p-NA light emission can be quantified using a spectrophotometer or a microtiter plate reader at 400- or 405 nm.
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  • Notes

    Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis in mammalian cells.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Functional Studiesmore details

Properties

  • Function
    Involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Might function by either activating some proteins required for cell death or inactivating proteins necessary for cell survival.
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed at higher levels in the embryonic lung, liver and kidney than in the heart and brain. In adults, higher level expression is seen in the placenta, lung, kidney, and pancreas than in the heart, brain, liver and skeletal muscle.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the peptidase C14A family.
    Contains 1 CARD domain.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    The mature protease can process its own propeptide, but not that of other caspases.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • CASP-2
    • Casp2
    • CASP2_HUMAN
    • Caspase-2 subunit p12
    • Caspase2
    • ICH 1L
    • ICH1
    • ICH1 protease
    • ICH1L
    • ICH1L/1S
    • NEDD-2
    • NEDD2
    • Neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 2
    • Protease ICH-1
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Applications

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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Functional Studies Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Protocols

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