Caspase 2, Human Recombinant
Caspase-2 (also known as Ich-1, Nedd-2) is a member of the caspase-family of cysteine proteases. Similar to other caspases, Caspase-2 also exists in cells as an inactive proenzyme. During apoptosis pro-caspase-2 is processed at aspartate residues by self-proteolysis and/or cleavage by upstream caspases. The processed active Caspase-2 is a heterotetrametric molecule consisting of two large (19 kDa) and two small (12 kDa) subunits. The recombinant active human Caspase-2 was expressed in E. coli. The active Caspase-2 preferentially cleaves Caspase-2 substrates (e.g., VDVAD-AFC or VDVAD-pNA).
Synonyms: Caspase-2, CASP-2, Neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 2, NEDD-2, Protease ICH-1
Gene Symbol: CASP2
Gene ID: 835
Source: E. coli.
Form: Lyophilized powder
Molecular Weight: Two large (19 kDa) and two small (12 kDa) subunit
Reconstitution Inst.: Reconstitute to 1 unit per µl in PBS containing 15% glycerol
Handling: Centrifuge the vial prior to opening
Storage temp.: -70°C