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What do apoptotic bodies contain?

Posted November 7, 2022


Apoptotic bodies (ApoBDs) contain a variety of cellular components. In fact, they may contain an assortment of cellular components including but not limited to: 

  • Chromatin remnants
  • DNA fragments
  • Micronuclei
  • Degraded proteins
  • Cytosol portions
  • RNA, including mRNA, rRNA and miRNA
  • Assorted lipids
  • Intact or degraded proteins
  • Intact or degraded organelles
Additional resources

Apoptosis: A Review of Programmed Cell Death

Apoptosis and Necrosis

Cell Viability Assays

Cell Meter™ Apoptotic and Necrotic Multiplexing Detection Kit I *Triple Fluorescence Colors*