Caspase-3 Fluorimetric Assay Kit | KC04008

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Caspases (cysteine-aspartic proteases, cysteine aspartases or cysteine-dependent aspartate-directed proteases) are a family of protease enzymes that play essential roles in programmed cell death. Caspase activity is measured by a short peptide containing specific cleavage sequences that are recognized by the caspase and are covalently attached to a colorimetric or fluorogenic detection probe. Initiator caspases (caspase 2, 8, 9 and 10) initiate the apoptosis signal and the executioner caspases (caspase 3, 6, and 7) carry out the mass proteolysis that leads to apoptosis.

Bioquochem’s Caspase-3 Fluorimetric Assay Kit provides a simple means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence VEID.

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Bioquochem’s Caspase-3 Fluorimetric Assay Kit Principle

Bioquochem’s Caspase-3 Fluorimetric Assay Kit provides a simple procedure for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence DEVD. Consequently, the user can detect the fluorophore 7-amino-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin (AFC), after cleavage from the labeled substrate DEVD-AFC. The excitation and emission wavelength range for monitoring AFC in a spectrofluorometer are 400 nm and 480-520 nm, respectively. Comparison of AFC fluorescence from an apoptotic sample vs AFC fluorescence of control allows determination of the fold increase in caspase-3 activity.

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Caspases are also known as cysteine-aspartic proteases, cysteine aspartases or cysteine-dependent aspartate-directed proteases. They are a family of protease enzymes that play essential roles in programmed cell death. Caspases have the ability to cleave after aspartic acid residues.

There are two classes of caspases that involve in apoptosis; initiators (activation by receptor cluster) and effectors (activation by mitochondrial permeability transition). Proapoptotic signals autocatalytically activate initiator caspases, such as Caspase 8 and Caspase 9. As a consequence, activated initiator caspases then process effector caspases, such as Caspase 3 and Caspase 7, which in turn cause cell collapse. As a resume, initiator caspases (caspase 2, 8, 9 and 10) initiate the apoptosis signal and the executioner caspases (caspase 3, 6, and 7) carry out the mass proteolysis that leads to apoptosis.

Caspase 9 takes part in the caspase activation cascade, responsible for apoptosis execution, and cleaves/activates Caspase 3 and Caspase 6. It becomes activated when recruited to the Apaf1/cytochrome c complex.

Bioquochem’s Caspase-3 Fluorimetric Assay Kit bases in a short peptide that contains specific cleavage sequences recognized by the caspase. As a result, caspase-3 cleaves the reagent and releases the colorimetric or fluorogenic detection probe.

 

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Test

100 test (96 well plate), 200 test (96 well plate), 500 test (96 well plate)

Manual

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