|Reactivity:||mouse, rat, bovine, monkey|
|Synonyms:||CASP8 , mgC78473 , CASP-8, MACH, procaspase-8, MCH5, ALPS2B, FLICE, CAP4, EC 188.8.131.52|
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 392 of mouse caspase-8
Western blotting (0.5-4 ug/ml). The immunoaffinity purified antibody detects the full length (55 kDa), intermediate cleavage fragments (26-31 kDa) and cleaved large fragment (18 kDa) of caspase-8.
Caspase family of cysteine proteases has been shown to play a key role in apoptosis. Caspase-8 is a 55 kDa cytosolic protein that is synthesized as an inactive pro-enzyme. Activation of caspase-8 involves a two-step proteolysis: the cleavage of caspase-8 to generate a 43 and a 12 kDa fragment which is further processed to 10 kDa. The p43 is then cleaved to yield p26 and the release of the active site containing p18.