• Product nameCaspase 2 Inhibitor Drug Detection Kit
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  • Detection methodFluorescent
  • Sample type
    Adherent cells, Suspension cells
  • Assay typeQuantitative
  • Assay time
    1h 30m
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Caspase 2 Inhibitor Drug Detection Kit provides an effective means for screening caspase inhibitors using fluorometric methods. The assay utilizes synthetic peptide substrate VDVAD-AFC (AFC, 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin). Active caspase 2 cleaves the synthetic substrate to release free AFC which can then be quantified by fluorometry. Compounds to be screened can directly be added to the reaction and the level of inhibition of caspase 2 activity can be determined by comparison of the fluorescence intensity in samples with and without the testing inhibitors.
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  • Notes

    Caspases have been shown to play a crucial role in apoptosis induced by various deleterious and physiologic stimuli. Inhibition of caspases can delay apoptosis, implicating a potential role in drug screening efforts.

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Functional Studiesmore details
  • PlatformMicroplate


  • 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
    The mature protease can process its own propeptide, but not that of other caspases.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • CASP-2
    • Casp2
    • 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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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 dilution.

Caspase 2 Inhibitor Drug Detection Kit images

  • Caspase activity (RFU) in presence of 0µM - 40µM of z-VAD-FMK (generic caspase inhibitor), assessed using VDVAD-AFC as caspase 2 substrate and following Caspase 2 Inhibitor Drug Detection Kit (ab102490) protocol. Lanes:

    1.- Background Control: no Caspase 2, no z-VMAD-FMK

    2.- Positive Inhibition Control: no Caspase 2, +z-VAD-FMK

    3.- Positive Control: + Caspase 2, no z-VAD-FMK

    4.- Caspase 2 + 2.5µM z-VAD-FMK

    5.- Caspase 2 + 10µM z-VAD-FMK

    6.- Caspase 2 + 40µM z-VAD-FMK


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