This polyclonal antibody is formulated in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) pH 7.4 containing 0.02% sodium azide as a preservative.
Storage and Handling
This polyclonal antibody is stable for at least one week when stored at 2-8°C. For long term storage, aliquot in working volumes without diluting and store at –20°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles.
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Each investigator should determine their own optimal working dilution for specific applications. See directions on lot specific datasheets, as information may periodically change.
Rabbit Anti-Human Caspase-9 recognizes Human Caspase-9. This polyclonal antibody was purified using affinity chromatography.
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. A novel member in the caspase family was recently identified and designated ICE-LAP6, Mch6, and Apaf-3.1-3 Caspase-9 and Apaf-1 bind to each other, which leads to caspase-9 activation3 Caspase-9 is also activated by granzyme B and CPP32.1,2 Activated caspase-9 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 Caspase-9 play a central role in cell death induced by a wide variety of apoptosis activators including TNFα, TRAIL, anti-CD-95, FADD, and TRADD.4 Caspase-9 is expressed in a variety of human tissues.1,2
References & Citations
1. Duan, H. et al. (1996) J Biol Chem 271:16720-4
2. Srinivasula, SM. et al.(1996) J Biol Chem 271:27099-106
3. Li, P. et al. (1997) Cell 91:479-89
4. Pan, G. et al. (1998) J Biol Chem273:5841-5
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