Rabbit anti Apaf 1 (CT) Apoptosis Activating Protease Fact
Antibody is raised in
Antibody's reacts with
Human, Mouse, Rat
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Antibody's reacts with these species
This antibody doesn't cross react with other species
Antigen-antibody binding interaction
Rabbit anti Apaf 1 (CT) Apoptosis Activating Protease Fact Antibody
Provided in phosphate buffered saline solution containing 0.02% sodium azide as a preservative. Antigen Immunoaffiinity Purification
Antibody's suited for
Detects Apaf-1 by Western blot at 0.25 to 1 µg/ml. Detects a 130 kDa band in human heart tissue lysate. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions.
Antibody come from
Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 1158 to 1177 of human Apaf1 (1). The sequence of the immunogenic peptide differs from that of murine Apaf1 by one amino acid (1,2)
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.This 1 is suited for programmed cell-death studies.
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but Nordic-MUbio accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.
Rabbits are used for polyclonal antibody production by nordc. Rabbit antibodies are very stable and can be stored for several days at room temperature. nordc adds sodium azide and glycerol to enhance the stability of the rabbit polyclonal antibodies. Anti-human, anti mouse antibodies to highly immunogenic selected peptide sequences are" monoclonal like" since the epitope to which they are directed is less than 35 amino acids long.
1. Zou, H., Apaf-1, a human protein homologous to C. elegans CED-4, participates in cytochrome c-dependent activation of caspase-3. Cell 1997, 90, 405-13_x000B__x000B_2. Cecconi, F., et al., Apaf1 (CED-4 homolog) regulates programmed cell death in mammalian development. Cell 1998, 94, 727-37 _x000B__x000B_3. Li, P., et al., Cytochrome c and dATP-dependent formation of Apaf-1/caspase-9 complex initiates an apoptotic protease cascade. Cell 1997, 91, 479-89 _x000B__x000B_4. Hu, Y., et al., Bcl-XL interacts with Apaf-1 and inhibits Apaf-1-dependent caspase-9 activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1998, 95, 4386-91
Apoptosis is related to many diseases and induced by a family of cell death receptors and their ligands. Cell death signals are transduced by death domain containing adapter molecules and members of the caspase family of proteases. The mammalian homologous of the key cell death gene CED-4 in C. elegans was identified recently from human and mouse and designated Apaf1 for apoptosis protease-activating factor 1 (1,2). Apaf1 binds to cytochrome c (Apaf2) and caspase-9 (Apaf3), which leads to caspase-9 activation. Activated caspase-9 in turn cleaves and activates caspase-3 that is one of the key proteases, being responsible for the proteolytic cleavage of many key proteins in apoptosis (3). Apaf1 can also associate with caspase-4 and caspase-8 (4). Apaf1 transcript is ubiquitously expressed in human tissues (1).