Key features and details
- Assay type: Enzyme activity
- Detection method: Fluorescent
- Platform: Microplate reader
- Assay time: 2 hr
- Sample type: Cell Lysate, Tissue Extracts
Product nameCaspase-12 Assay Kit (Fluorometric)
Sample typeTissue Extracts, Cell Lysate
Assay typeEnzyme activity
Assay time2h 00m
Abcam's Caspase-12 Assay Kit (Fluorometric) provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence ATAD. The assay is based on detection of cleavage of substrate ATAD-AFC (AFC: 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin). ATAD-AFC emits blue light (λmax = 400 nm); upon cleavage of the substrate by caspase-12 or related caspases, free AFC emits a yellow-green fluorescence (λmax = 505 nm), which can be quantified using a fluorometer or a fluorescence microtiter plate reader.
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Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis in mammalian cells.
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Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components 100 tests 2X Reaction Buffer 4 x 2ml ATAD-AFC Substrate 1 x 500µl Cell Lysis Buffer 1 x 100ml DTT 1 x 400µl
RelevanceCaspases are cysteine proteases that cleave C-terminal aspartic acid residues on their substrate molecules. Caspase 12 is most highly related to members of the ICE subfamily. However, human caspase 12 has no protease activity. It may reduce cytokine release in response to bacterial lipopolysaccharide during infections and reduces activation of NF-kappa-B in response to TNF.
- Caspase 12
- Inactive caspase 12
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