Answer to Question #93335 in Molecular Biology for Kylie

Question #93335
Explain the morphological changes in apoptosis.
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2019-09-02T09:33:23-0400

Apoptosis is a process of the programmed death of a cell. Apoptosis is a biochemically specific type of cell death, characterized by the activation of non-lysosomal endogenous endonucleases, which cleave nuclear DNA into small fragments. Morphologically, apoptosis is represented by the death of single, disordered cells, which is accompanied by the formation of round, membrane-enclosed bodies that are removed by phagocytosis by the surrounding cells. Apoptotic cells form round or oval clusters of intensely eosinophilic cytoplasm with dense nuclear chromatin fragments. A cell undergoing apoptosis is characterized by cell compression, chromatin condensation, and formation of cavities and apoptotic bodies in the cytoplasm.


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