Ag retreival vs. Permeabilizing

From:Greg Dobbin

Hello All,

I found a "Brief Communication" in Vet Pathology (38:116-119; 
2001) that discusses expression of COX-2 in canine renal 
carcinomas. The authors do not mention antigen retreival, rather, 
they speak of permeabilizing the tissues using triton and 
saponin. Is permeabilizing (as described) a form of antigen 
retreival or does it serve another purpose?

Has anyone else heard of this before? Explanation??
Greg Dobbin
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