Re: [Histonet] IFA staining problems
|From:||Christopher C Overend |
My IFA guy fixed most of his smears and sections for 5-10 minutes only in
cold acetone (there was one test that needed methanol only and a few oddball
tests needed ethanol). You might try reducing your fixation time in
U of MN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
St. Paul, MN
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher C Overend"
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 12:41 PM
Subject: [Histonet] IFA staining problems
>I am new to the technique of immunofluorescence, and have been doing some
>work with it lately on cultured cells. Specifically, I have been staining
>intracellular virus with very good results. However, when i try to detect
>cellular proteins, I do not get any staining. The proceedure i have been
>using consists of "fixation" with 90% acetone for 30 min, at 4degrees C.
>the rest of the process had been much like an ELISA, all incubations have
>been for 30 min at 4degrees. The buffer i have been using is PBS, 1%BSA,
>0.1%NaN3. Someone mentioned the problem could be from the acetone and
>suggested trying a glyoxal fixative. Can anyone offer some insights, or if
>there is a different protocol i might have to follow using a glyoxal
>fixative with tissue culture?
> Thank you!
> Christopher Overend
> Ph.D Student
> University of Connecticut
> Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Sciences
> Storrs, CT
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