Overview

  • Product nameAnti-pro Caspase 3 antibody [E83-103]
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [E83-103] to pro Caspase 3
  • SpecificityThis antibody only detects pro-form (35kD) of caspase 3, and does not recognize any cleaved caspases.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-P, IP, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues following Ser29 of human caspase-3 (N-terminus of p17 subunit).

  • Positive control
    • Jurkat cell lysate and human colon adenocarcinoma.
  • General notes

    Rat: We have preliminary internal testing data to indicate this antibody may not react with these species. Please contact us for more information.

    Produced using Abcam's RabMAb® technology. RabMAb® technology is covered by the following U.S. Patents, No. 5, 675, 063 and/or 7, 429, 487.

Properties

  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
  • Storage bufferPBS 49%,Sodium azide 0.01%,Glycerol 50%,BSA 0.05%
  • Concentration information loading...
  • PurityProtein A purified
  • ClonalityMonoclonal
  • Clone numberE83-103
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab32499 in the following tested applications.

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 1/10000. Detects a band of approximately 35 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 31 kDa).
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IP 1/100.
Flow Cyt 1/50.

ab172730 - Rabbit monoclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

Target

  • RelevanceCaspases are a family of cysteine proteases that are key mediators of programmed cell death or apoptosis. The precursor form of all caspases is composed of a prodomain, and large and small catalytic subunits. The active forms of caspases are generated by several stimuli including ligand-receptor interactions, growth factor deprivation and inhibitors of cellular functions. All known caspases require cleavage adjacent to aspartates to liberate one large and one small subunit, which associate into a2b2 tetramer to form the active enzyme. Gene for Caspase 3 also known as Yama, CPP32, and apopain codes for a 32-kDa protein. Caspase 3 cleaves the death substrate poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) to a specific 85 kDa form observed during apoptosis and is inhibitable by the CrmA protein. Other Caspase 3 substrates include DNA-PK, actin, GAS2, and procaspase-6, etc. Caspase 3 is activated by cleavage events at Asp-28/Ser-29 (between N-terminal pro-domain) and Asp-175/Ser-176 (between large and small subunits) to generate a large subunit of 17-kDa and a small subunit of 12-kDa.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasmic
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • CASP3 antibody
    • Caspase 3 antibody
    • Caspase 3 apoptosis related cysteine peptidase antibody
    • CPP32 antibody
    • CPP32B antibody
    • Procaspase 3 antibody
    • SCA 1 antibody
    • SCA1 antibody
    • Yama antibody
    • Yama protein antibody
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Anti-pro Caspase 3 antibody [E83-103] images



  • Predicted band size : 31 kDa
    Additional bands at : 35 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

    Lane 1: Wild-type HAP1 cell lysate
    Lane 2: Wild-type HAP1 cell lysate + Stuarosporine (1μM for 4h)
    Lane 3: Caspase-3 knockout HAP1 cell lysate
    Lane 4: Caspase-3 knockout HAP1 cell lysate + Stuarosporine (1μM for 4h)
    Lanes 1 - 4: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab32499 observed at 35 kDa. Red - loading control, ab8245, observed at 37 kDa.

    ab32499 was shown to specifically react with pro Caspase 3 when Caspase 3 knockout samples were used. Wild-type and Caspase 3 knockout samples (± Staurosporine treatment) were subjected to SDS-PAGE. ab32499 and ab8245 (loading control to GAPDH) were diluted to 1/1000 and 1/10000 respectively and incubated overnight at 4°C. Blots were developed with goat anti-rabbit IgG (H + L) and goat anti-mouse IgG (H + L) secondary antibodies at 1/10000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human colon adenocarcinoma ab32499 at 1/250 dilution.
  • ICC/IF image of ab32499 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde 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 (ab32499, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899, anti-rabbit DyLight® 488 used at a 1/250 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.

  • Overlay histogram showing Jurkat cells stained with ab32499 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab32499, 1/50 dilution) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was anti-rabbit DyLight® 488 (ab96899) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was rabbit IgG (monoclonal) (1µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed.

  • All lanes : Anti-pro Caspase 3 antibody [E83-103] (ab32499) at 1/10000 dilution

    Lane 1 : Jurkat cell lysate
    Lane 2 : Jurkat cell lysate + Camptothecin


    Predicted band size : 31 kDa
    Observed band size : 35 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

References for Anti-pro Caspase 3 antibody [E83-103] (ab32499)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Abdi J  et al. Stimulation of Toll-like receptor-1/2 combined with Velcade increases cytotoxicity to human multiple myeloma cells. Blood Cancer J 3:e119 (2013). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23727662) »

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Product Wall

Pro-caspase 3 is cleaved between amino acids 175 and 176 of the sequence described in the UniProt entry, P42574. http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P42574
Antibody ab32042 is raised against the N terminus of subunit p17.

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