RE: [Histonet] rodent smooth muscle marker

From:"Liz Chlipala"

What about alpha smooth muscle actin, most anti-human SMA antibodies will
cross react with rodent.  If she is planning on both rat and mouse tissues
then I would choose a rabbit antibody to smooth muscle actin.  The one that
we use works in both rat and mouse, its from abcam ab5694.


Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jacqui
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:47 PM
Subject: [Histonet] rodent smooth muscle marker

Hi all.  I am asking this question on behalf of a colleague.  She wishes to
measure rat uterine smooth muscle cell volume over gestation and would like
to have a marker that would delinate the smooth muscle plasma membrane.  I
have looked at some of my Masson trichrome-stained mouse placental sections
and this *might* be helpful for her; however, I was thinking one of you
might know of a good lectin or antibody marker.  Like I said, she works on
rat tissue, but I wouldn't mind receiving some advice on mouse uterine
smooth muscle cell markers, too.
Thanks a bunch!
Jacqui Detmar
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, room 876
Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue
Toronto, ON   M5G 1X5
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