A suggested positive control is Ramos cell lysate.
PA5-20111 can be used with blocking peptide PEP-0229.
Caspases are a family of cysteine proteases that can be divided into the apoptotic and inflammatory caspase subfamilies. Unlike the apoptotic caspases, members of the inflammatory subfamily are generally not involved in cell death but are associated with the immune response to microbial pathogens. Members of this subfamily include caspase-1, -4, -5, and -12. Activation of these caspases results in the cleavage and activation of proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1-b and IL-18. Caspase-5 can interact with caspase-1; both are constituents of the NALP1 inflammasome, a complex that can trigger the cleavage of pro-IL-1-b. Expression of caspase-5 can be regulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and IFN-gamma.
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Protein Aliases: CASP-5; caspase 5, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase; caspase 5, apoptosis-related cysteine protease; Caspase-5; Caspase-5 subunit p10; Caspase-5 subunit p20; ICE(rel)-III; Protease ICH-3; Protease TY; TY protease
Gene Aliases: CASP5; ICE(rel)III; ICEREL-III; ICH-3; ICH3
UniProt ID: (Human) P51878
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 838
Molecular Function: protease