Anti-Caspase-8 antibody (ab86296)


  • Product nameAnti-Caspase-8 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Caspase-8
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Dog
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Caspase-8 aa 400 to the C-terminus conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Haemocyanin (KLH).
    Database link: Q14790
    (Peptide available as ab97982, ab97982)

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in the following lysates: Human Liver Tissue; HepG2 Whole Cell; THP1 Whole Cell.



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

Application Abreviews Notes
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 55 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 55 kDa).


  • FunctionMost upstream protease of the activation cascade of caspases responsible for the TNFRSF6/FAS mediated and TNFRSF1A induced cell death. Binding to the adapter molecule FADD recruits it to either receptor. The resulting aggregate called death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) performs CASP8 proteolytic activation. The active dimeric enzyme is then liberated from the DISC and free to activate downstream apoptotic proteases. Proteolytic fragments of the N-terminal propeptide (termed CAP3, CAP5 and CAP6) are likely retained in the DISC. Cleaves and activates CASP3, CASP4, CASP6, CASP7, CASP9 and CASP10. May participate in the GZMB apoptotic pathways. Cleaves ADPRT. Hydrolyzes the small-molecule substrate, Ac-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-
    -AMC. Likely target for the cowpox virus CRMA death inhibitory protein. Isoform 5, isoform 6, isoform 7 and isoform 8 lack the catalytic site and may interfere with the pro-apoptotic activity of the complex.
  • Tissue specificityIsoform 1, isoform 5 and isoform 7 are expressed in a wide variety of tissues. Highest expression in peripheral blood leukocytes, spleen, thymus and liver. Barely detectable in brain, testis and skeletal muscle.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in CASP8 are the cause of caspase-8 deficiency (CASP8D) [MIM:607271]. CASP8D is a disorder resembling autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). It is characterized by lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and defective CD95-induced apoptosis of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs). It leads to defects in activation of T-lymphocytes, B-lymphocytes, and natural killer cells leading to immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent sinopulmonary and herpes simplex virus infections and poor responses to immunization.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase C14A family.
    Contains 2 DED (death effector) domains.
  • DomainIsoform 9 contains a N-terminal extension that is required for interaction with the BCAP31 complex.
  • Post-translational
    Generation of the subunits requires association with the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC), whereas additional processing is likely due to the autocatalytic activity of the activated protease. GZMB and CASP10 can be involved in these processing events.
    Phosphorylated upon DNA damage, probably by ATM or ATR.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • ALPS2B antibody
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 chromosomal region candidate gene 12 protein antibody
    • Apoptotic cysteine protease antibody
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    • Apoptotic protease Mch5 antibody
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    • FADD-homologous ICE/CED-3-like protease antibody
    • FADD-like ICE antibody
    • FLICE antibody
    • FLJ17672 antibody
    • ICE-like apoptotic protease 5 antibody
    • MACH alpha 1/2/3 protein antibody
    • MACH antibody
    • MACH beta 1/2/3/4 protein antibody
    • MCH5 antibody
    • MGC78473 antibody
    • MORT1 associated ced 3 homolog antibody
    • MORT1-associated CED-3 homolog antibody
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    • OTTHUMP00000163725 antibody
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Anti-Caspase-8 antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-Caspase-8 antibody (ab86296) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Human liver tissue lysate - total protein (ab29889)
    Lane 2 : HepG2 (Human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 3 : THP1 (Human acute monocytic leukemia cell line) Whole Cell Lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG - H&L - Pre-Adsorbed (HRP) at 1/3000 dilution
    developed using the ECL technique

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size : 55 kDa
    Observed band size : 55 kDa

    Exposure time : 20 minutes
  • ICC/IF image of ab86296 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% PFA fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab86296, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM. This antibody also gave a positive result in 4% PFA fixed (10 min) MCF7 cells at 5µg/ml.

References for Anti-Caspase-8 antibody (ab86296)

ab86296 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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Thank you for your enquiry. We haven’t done any testing in-house to see if the antibody detects cleaved Caspase 8, but given that the immunogen sequence falls within the protein sequence, we would expect that it could work. Looking at our WB image...

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