Overview

  • Product nameCaspase 2 Assay Kit (Fluorometric)
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  • Tests
    100 x 1 assay
  • Sample type
    Tissue Extracts, Cell Lysate
  • Assay typeEnzyme activity
  • Assay time
    2h 00m
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Caspase 2 Assay Kit (Fluorometric) provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence VDVAD. The assay is based on detection of cleavage of substrate VDVAD-AFC (AFC: 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin). VDVAD-AFC emits blue light (?max = 400 nm); upon cleavage of the substrate by caspase 2 or related caspases, free AFC emits a yellow-green fluorescence (?max = 505 nm), which can be quantified using a fluorometer or a fluorescence microtiter plate reader.
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  • Notes

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

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Functional Studiesmore details

Properties

  • FunctionInvolved 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 specificityExpressed 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 similaritiesBelongs 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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