Caspase-3 Antibody (CPP32 4-1-18)


Western Blot: Caspase-3 Antibody (CPP32 4-1-18) [NB500-210] - Western blot detection of Caspase (19 and 35 kDa) from HEK293 cell extract using NB500-210. Lanes 1 and 2 contain inactive and active Caspase, respectively.
Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin: Caspase-3 Antibody (CPP32 4-1-18) [NB500-210] - Rat epithelial cells of the tongue base. Antigen retrieval method: Citrate buffer.
Simple Western: Caspase-3 Antibody (CPP32 4-1-18) [NB500-210] - Simple Western lane view shows a specific band for Caspase 3 in 0.5 mg/ml of Hek293 lysate. This experiment was performed under reducing conditions using more

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Reactivity Hu, Mu, RtSpecies Glossary
Applications WB, Simple Western, IHC, IHC-P
CPP32 4-1-18
This product is unpurified. The exact concentration of antibody is not quantifiable.

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Caspase-3 Antibody (CPP32 4-1-18) Summary

Full-length recombinant human Caspase 3 [UniProt# P42574]
IgG2a Kappa
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Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Aliquot and store at -20C or -80C. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
0.1% Sodium Azide
This product is unpurified. The exact concentration of antibody is not quantifiable.


Application Notes
This Caspase 3 (CPP32 4-1-18) antibody is useful for Immunohistochemistry on paraffin-embedded sections and Western Blot, where a band is seen at ~32 kDa for the inactive form of Caspase 3 and ~17-22 kDa for the active form of Caspase 3. (See protocol for additional information).In Simple Western only 10-15 uL of the recommended dilution is used per data point.
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NB500-210 in the following applications:

  • IHC
    1 publication
  • 1 publication
  • WB
    6 publications

Reactivity Notes

Human, mouse and rat.

Alternate Names for Caspase-3 Antibody (CPP32 4-1-18)

  • Apopain
  • apoptosis-related cysteine protease
  • CASP3
  • CASP-3
  • caspase 3, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase
  • Caspase3
  • caspase-3
  • CPP32
  • CPP-32
  • CPP32B
  • CPP32SREBP cleavage activity 1
  • Cysteine protease CPP32
  • EC 3.4.22
  • EC
  • LICE-1
  • PARP cleavage protease
  • procaspase3
  • Protein Yama
  • SCA-1
  • YAMA


Caspase-3 is a cytoplasmic heterotetrameric cysteine protease involved in activating caspases cascade which is responsible for execution of apoptosis. It contains two anti-parallel arranged heterodimers (each one formed by a 17 kD nd a 12 kD subunit) and is involved in the cleavage/activation of caspases cascade (caspase-6, -7 and -9) responsible for apoptosis execution. Caspase-3's cleavage by granzyme B, caspase-6, caspase-8 and caspase-10 generates the two active subunits. Caspase-3 undergoes S-nitrosylization on its catalytic site cysteine in unstimulated cells where as it gets denitrosylated upon activation of the Fas apoptotic pathway, associated with an increased intracellular caspase activity. Moreover, at the onset of apoptosis, caspase-3 proteolytically cleaves PARP at a '216-Asp-|-Gly-217' bond, and also cleaves/activates SREBPs between bHLH zipper domain and the membrane attachment domain. It interacts with BIRC6/bruce also and is involved in the cleavage of huntingtin and triggers cell adhesion in sympathetic neurons through RET cleavage. Caspase-3 is an important marker of apoptosis which is implicated in several physiological and pathological processes.


This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.

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Publications for Caspase-3 Antibody (NB500-210)(16)

We have publications tested in 2 confirmed species: Human, Mouse.

We have publications tested in 3 applications: IHC, IHC-P, WB.

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Kim H, Lee KH, Park IA et al. Expression of SIRT1 and apoptosis-related proteins is predictive for lymph node metastasis and disease-free survival in luminal A breast cancer. Virchows Arch. 2015 Aug 18 [PMID:26280894] (IHC-P, Human) IHC-P Human
Shibayama Y, Kondo T, Ohya H et al. Upregulation of microRNA-126-5p is associated with drug resistance to cytarabine and poor prognosis in AML patients. Oncol Rep 2015 May [PMID:25759982]
Hsuan SW, Chyau CC, Hung HY et al. The induction of apoptosis and autophagy by Wasabia japonica extract in colon cancer Eur J Nutr 2015 Feb 27 [PMID:25720497] (WB, Human) WB Human
Hu H, Takano N, Xiang L et al. Hypoxia-inducible factors enhance glutamate signaling in cancer cells. Oncotarget 2014 Oct 15 [PMID:25326682] (WB, Human) WB Human
Chien SY, Kuo SJ, Chen DR, Su CC. Sann-Joong-Kuey-Jian-Tang decreases the protein expression of Mcl?1 and TCTP and increases that of TNF-alpha and Bax in BxPC?3 pancreatic carcinoma cells. Int J Mol Med 2013 Jul [PMID:23652631]
Chen YL, Yan MY, Chien SY et al. Sann-Joong-Kuey-Jian-Tang inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma Hep-G2 cell proliferation by increasing TNF-alpha, Caspase-8, Caspase- 3 and Bax but by decreasing TCTP and Mcl-1 expression in vitro. Mol Med Rep 2013 May [PMID:23525225] (Human) Human
Peng Z, Shuangzhu Y, Yongjie J et al. TNF receptor-associated factor 6 regulates proliferation, apoptosis, and invasion of glioma cells. Mol Cell Biochem 2013 Jan 29 [PMID:23358926] (WB, Human) WB Human
Fuzio P, Ditonno P, Rutigliano M et al. Regulation of TGF-B1 expression by Androgen Deprivation Therapy of prostate cancer Cancer Letters 2012 May 18 [PMID:22269108] (IHC, Human) IHC Human
Hsu L-C, Hsu Y-W, Liang Y-H et al. Induction of Apoptosis in Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cells MCF-7 by Monapurpyridine A, a New Azaphilone Derivative from Monascus purpureus NTU 568. Molecules. 201217(1):664-673. [PMID:22237681]
Dash R, Azab B, Quinn B et al. Apogossypol derivative BI-97C1 (Sabutoclax) targeting Mcl-1 sensitizes prostate cancer cells to mda-7/IL-24-mediated toxicity Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011 May 24 [PMID:21555592] (WB, Human) WB Human
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We have 3 reviews tested in 1 species: Human.
We have 3 review tested in 1 application: WB.

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WB Human 08/23/2015


ApplicationWestern Blot
Sample TestedHuman cancer cell whole cell lysate


Blocking DetailsBlocking with 5% non-fat milk for 30 min

Primary Anitbody

Dilution Ratio1:1000, overnight

Secondary Antibody

Secondary DescriptionSheep anti-mouse IgG, HRP
Secondary Manufacturer Cat#GE Healthcare, NA931V
Secondary Concentration1:2000


Detection NotesRegular Protocol
reviewed by:
WB Human 12/21/2011


ApplicationWestern Blot
Sample TestedHuman Hepatoblastoma
CommentsThe cultured cells were harvested, washed and lysed. Extracts were stored at -20C prior to analysis


Blocking DetailsBlocking Buffer: 5% non-fat milk in PBST, Blocking Time: 1 hour

Primary Anitbody

Dilution RatioPrimary Ab Dilution Ratio: 1:500, Primary Ab Incubation Time: 24 hours, Primary Ab Incubation Temp: 4 degrees Celsius

Secondary Antibody

Secondary DescriptionSecondary Ab: Goat anti-Mouse IgG (H+L) HRP, Jackson


Detection NotesDetection Method: GE ImageQuant LAS 4000 mini plus ECL


CommentsThe cultured cells were harvested, washed and lysed. Extracts were stored at -20C prior to analysis
reviewed by:
WB Human 11/21/2011


ApplicationWestern Blot
Sample TestedHuman


Blocking DetailsBlocking Buffer: 5% non-fat milk in TBST

Primary Anitbody

Dilution RatioPrimary Ab Dilution Ratio: 1:500, Primary Ab Incubation Time: overnight

Secondary Antibody

Secondary DescriptionSecondary Ab: anti-mouse


Detection NotesDetection Method: Western Lighting plus ECL

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  1. I am looking for a mouse antibody against active caspase 3. This antibody you have is one of the few mouse anti-caspase 3 antibodies that I can find, but the information about it does not specify whether it is against the active form of the protein. I must have an antibody against active caspase 3, can you tell me whether this is the case for your antibody (NB500-210).
    • I have pulled up information about this antibody and it appears that it will detect both the active and non-active forms of the protein. I don't know if you are looking for one that is only specific to the active and will not detect the inactive, or if as long as it detects the active it will work.
  2. Which is the best retrieval buffer for this antibody to IHC? In addition, which is the dilution for it?
    • Antigen retrieval should be performed using citrate buffer at a pH of 6.0. Our protocol for this can be found here: Antigen Retrieval Protocol.

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