• Product name
    Apoptotic DNA Ladder Detection Kit
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  • Sample type
    Adherent cells, Suspension cells
  • Assay type
  • Assay time
    1h 30m
  • Product overview

    Apoptotic DNA Ladder Detection Kit (ab66090) provides an easy and sensitive solution for detecting DNA fragmentation in apoptotic cells. It can isolate small fragmented DNA from cells in only 90 minutes, whereas other similar products in the market require 1-2 days. No DNA extraction or additional columns required.

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  • Notes

    Internucleosomal DNA fragmentation is a hallmark of apoptosis in mammalian cells.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Functional Studiesmore details



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab66090 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Functional Studies Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • Apoptosis was induced in 10e6 Jurkat cells by treatment with 10 μM Camptothecin (CPT) (ab120115) for 4 hours (2, 5) or 2 μM CPT for 24 hours (3, 6) whilst control cells were kept without treatment (1, 4). DNA was extracted and resuspended in 60 uL resuspension buffer. 10 uL (1-3) or 40 uL (4-6) were loaded onto the agarose gel.



This product has been referenced in:
  • Inoue M  et al. Japanese apricot extract (MK615) potentiates bendamustine-induced apoptosis via impairment of the DNA damage response in lymphoma cells. Oncol Lett 14:792-800 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28693235) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

If you choose to do an overnight incubation with Enzyme B, we recommend doing so at 50 degrees Celsius. If you do this, make sure the tube is sealed well to prevent evaporation.

As long as you perform the incubation for at least 30 m...

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It is very easy to use.

Excellent Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
very good for menuscript data

Miss. Jae Ok Seo

Verified customer

Submitted Jul 23 2014

While it is uncommon for the DNA pellet to not break up with vortexing and pippetting, should this occur warming the solutions should help. There is also a yellow dye included in the suspension buffer for visualizing on the gel.

The lab has confirmed that you may store the resuspended DNA at -20°C. DNA generally does not freeze at this temp. Please don’t store it at 4°C.

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I have had the chance to speak with the lab. Although they have not seen this type of issue before, they suggest when doing overnight incubation to ensure that the tubes are airtight to prevent evaporation of ...

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Thank you for your enquiry. I am pleased to confirm the following information for you regarding the components of this kit (ab66090) TE Lysis Buffer- Aids in cell lysis Enzyme A Solution- Removes RNA Enzyme B (Lyophilized)- Digests ...

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