Active, Recombinant Human Caspase-7

A cysteine protease involved in apoptosis

1087 is available from Abcam as ab52173.
Catalog #: 1087 | abID: ab52173

Product Details

abID ab52173
Alternate Name Caspase-7, CASP-7, Apoptotic protease Mch-3, CMH-1, ICE-like apoptotic protease 3
Gene Symbol CASP7
Gene ID 840
Accession # P55210
Source E. coli.
Appearance Lyophilized powder
Physical Form Description Lyophilized powder
Purity by SDS-PAGE ≥90%
Reconstitution Instructions Reconstitute to 1 unit per µl in water.
Handling Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
Storage Conditions -70°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not to be used in humans


Caspase-7 (also know as Mch3, ICE-LAP3, CMH-1) is a member of the caspase-family of cysteine proteases. Similar to other caspases, caspase-7 also exists in cells as an inactive proenzyme. During apoptosis procaspase-7 is processed at aspartate residues by self-proteolysis and/or cleavage by another caspase. The processed active form of caspase-7 consists of large and small subunits which associate to form the active enzyme. Active caspase-7 has been shown involving in the proteolysis of PARP (poly ADP-ribose polymerase), an enzyme that is involved in DNA repair and genomic maintenance. The recombinant active human caspase-7 was expressed in E. coli. The active caspase-7 is routinely tested at BioVision for its ability to enzymatically cleave these two substrates Ac-DEVD-pNA (Cat. #1008-200) or Ac-DEVD-AFC (1007-200).

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