Recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibodies are unique offerings from Thermo Fisher Scientific. They are comprised of a selection of multiple different recombinant monoclonal antibodies, providing the best of both worlds - the sensitivity of polyclonal antibodies with the specificity of monoclonal antibodies - all delivered with the consistency only found in a recombinant antibody. While functionally the same as a polyclonal antibody - recognizing multiple epitope sites on the target and producing higher detection sensitivity for low abundance targets - a recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibody has a known mixture of light and heavy chains. The exact population can be produced in every lot, circumventing the biological variability typically associated with polyclonal antibody production.
Caspase 8 (CASP8) is a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family. Sequential activation of caspases play a central role in the execution-phase of cell apoptosis. Caspases exist as inactive proenzymes composed of a pro-domain, a large protease subunit, and a small protease subunit. Activation of caspases requires proteolytic processing at conserved internal aspartic residues to generate a heterodimeric enzyme consisting of the large and small subunits. Caspase 8 is involved in the programmed cell death induced by Fas and various apoptotic stimuli. The N-terminal FADD-like death effector domain of Caspase 8 suggests that it may interact with Fas-interacting protein FADD. Caspase 8 was detected in the insoluble fraction of the affected brain region from Huntington disease patients but not in those from normal controls, which implicated the role in neurodegenerative diseases. Caspase 8 binds to the death effector domain (DED) of FADD through an analogous DED domain present in tandem in the pro-form of the Caspase 8 protein. Activated Caspase 8 then activates other downstream caspases including Caspase 9, thereby committing the cell to undergo apoptosis. In addition, Caspase 8 also reacts with Jurkat cells and Tonsil. Overexpression of Caspase 8 induces apoptosis, which can be blocked by inhibitors specific for the ICE family. Many alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for Caspase 8, however, not all variants have had their full-length sequences determined.
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Protein Aliases: Apoptotic cysteine protease; Apoptotic protease Mch-5; CAP4; CASP-8; caspase 8, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase; caspase 8, apoptosis-related cysteine protease; Caspase-8; Caspase-8 precursor; Caspase-8 subunit p10; Caspase-8 subunit p18; Caspase8; EC 188.8.131.52; FADD-homologous ICE/CED-3-like protease; FADD-like ICE; FLICE; FLJ17672; ICE-like apoptotic protease 5; ICE8; MACH; MACH-alpha-1/2/3 protein; MACH-beta-1/2/3/4 protein; MGC78473; MORT1-associated ced-3 homolog; OTTHUMP00000163720; OTTHUMP00000165063; OTTHUMP00000206557; OTTHUMP00000206581
Gene Aliases: ALPS2B; CAP4; Casp-8; CASP8; FLICE; MACH; MCH5
UniProt ID: (Human) Q14790
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 841