vibratome sections

From:Judy Trogadis

Dear Histonettors:

I am trying to cut sections of rat lung tissue, about 200 microns thick, with a vibratome. It is difficult, to say the least, because the lung was inflated just prior to fixation and, although well fixed, retained a spongy consistency and therefore not firm enough to section. I have embedded it in agar without any improvement.

Does anyone have any suggestions.
Thank you 


Judy Trogadis
Bio-Imaging Coordinator
St. Michael's Hospital, 8Q
30 Bond St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8

ph:  416-864-6060  x6337
fax: 416-864-6043

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