Re: fixing fat in skin

From:"J. A. Kiernan"

On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, Philopena, Jennifer wrote:
> We've been ... processing to paraffin ...

Paraffin processing extracts fat. The mentions of calcium
in your email relate to preserving phospholipids in
frozen sections. Fat is not a phospholipid, but it too
is preserved only in sections of tissue that has not been 
passed through organic solvents. 
John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,  Canada   N6A 5C1

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