Western blot analysis of extracts from Drosophila S2 cells, untreated (-) or treated with either cycloheximide (10 μM, 5 hr; +) or actinomycin D (0.7 μM, 5 hr; +), using Cleaved Drosophila ICE (drICE) (Asp230) Antibody.
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA and 50% glycerol. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody datasheet or product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised November 2013
Reprobing of an existing membrane is a convenient means to immunoblot for multiple proteins independently when only a limited amount of sample is available. It should be noted that for the best possible results a fresh blot is always recommended. Reprobing can be a valuable method but with each reprobing of a blot there is potential for increased background signal. Additionally, it is recommended that you verify the removal of the first antibody complex prior to reprobing so that signal attributed to binding of the new antibody is not leftover signal from the first immunoblotting experiment. This can be done by re-exposing the blot to ECL reagents and making sure there is no signal prior to adding the next primary antibody.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalently purified water.
posted June 2005
revised October 2016
Protocol Id: 10
Cleaved Drosophila ICE (drICE) (Asp230) Antibody recognizes endogenous levels of the large 21 kDa fragment of cleaved drICE. This antibody also detects low levels of full length drICE (35 kDa).Species Reactivity:
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to amino-terminal residues adjacent to Asp230 of Drosophila ICE protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Cell death in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is regulated by many of the same stimuli as mammalian cell death (1). The Drosophila genome contains seven caspase genes; three encode initiator caspases and four encode effector caspases (reviewed in 2). drICE is a cysteine protease that cleaves baculovirus p35 and lamin DmO in vitro and acts downstream of rpr (3). drICE is proteolytically processed during apoptosis into active p21 and p12 subunits. Comparison of the in vivo activity between drICE and Dcp-1 has shown that drICE is a more effective inducer of apoptosis than Dcp-1, which plays a role in determining the rate of cell death (4).
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