• Product name

    Apoptotic DNA Ladder Isolation Kit
    See all DNA fragmentation kits
  • Sample type

    Tissue, Adherent cells, Suspension cells
  • Assay type

  • Product overview

    Apoptotic DNA Ladder Isolation Kit (ab65627) provides an easy and sensitive solution for detecting DNA fragmentation in apoptotic cells and tissues. The new procedure selectively extracts DNA ladders without interference of intact genomic DNA in only 2-4 hours. As little as 5% of apoptotic cells in a sample can be visualized with this high sensitivity assay.

  • Notes

    For more apoptosis assays, review the apoptosis assay and apoptosis marker guide.



  • Apoptosis induced in Jurkat cells (1e6 cell x mL-1) by incubation for 24 hours with 1) Control medium; 2) 2 uM Camptothecin (ab120115); 3) 10 uM Camptothecin; 4) 10 uM Camptothecin + 20 nM caspase inhibitor Z-VAD(OMe)-FMK (zVAD; ab120487); 5) 50 ng x mL-1 anti-Fas Ab (MBL), 6) 0.05 mM H2O2 (Sigma); 7) 1 mM H2O2. 5 uL of DNA preparation loaded into each well.

  • DNA ladders were extracted from 2 x 106 Jurkat cells were treated with 2 μM Camptothecin. The kit extracts laddered DNA only but not intact genomic DNA; therefore, more cells can be extracted and load on the agarose gel. Lane 1: 1 kb DNA ladder; Lane 2: 6 hour induction; Lane 3: 12 hour induction.



This product has been referenced in:

  • Mochizuki S  et al. Effect of ADAM28 on carcinoma cell metastasis by cleavage of von Willebrand factor. J Natl Cancer Inst 104:906-22 (2012). Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 22636800) »
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The DNA suspension buffer already contains glycerol to help keep the sample in the well. The electric current should not be started immediately after adding the sample in the well but you should wait for a few minutes to allow the sample to settle down in the well. We have never experienced this after using 30ul of the suspension buffer to resuspend the DNA pellet. You could add some more suspension buffer, or simply add 1-5ul glycerol to the sample in suspension buffer to avoid floating out of the well.

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