Official Full Name
apoptotic peptidase activating factor 1
Apaf-1 is a cytosolic protein that rests in a latent state until bound by cytochrome c (Apaf-2). The resulting Apaf-1/cytochrome c complex associates with the zymogen form of caspase-9 (Apaf-3) in the presence of dATP or ATP, promoting the autocatalytic activation of caspase-9. This antibody will be useful in studies of the activation of caspases through Apaf-1 and also in metastatic melanomas where Apaf-1 is inactivated which leads to defects in the execution of apoptotic cell death.
APAF1; apoptotic peptidase activating factor 1; apoptotic peptidase activating factor , apoptotic protease activating factor; apoptotic protease-activating factor 1; APAF 1; CED4; APAF-1; DKFZp781B1145; zgc:136543; apoptotic protease activating factor 1