|From:||Pamela Marcum |
----- Original Message -----From: nina leekSent: 12/3/2001 6:27:20 PMSubject: Re: Fixation buffer.Ian:
Sorensen buffers are physiological strength aren't they, and so somewhat hypotonic to sea-water? There are a number of recipes for artificial sea waters in older biochemistry books, and I would have thought any of them would work as a base for making up the fixative. I may be able to dig some out if you need me to. In this weather, it would be more comfortable than going down to the Clyde to dip a bucket in.
Dr. Ian Montgomery wrote:
Preparing fish larvae (sea) for EM, any suggestions for a suitable buffering system given that the levels of salt in sea fish are ~3 times that of mammals. Do I simply make up the fixatives using sea water? Sorenson buffered fixatives have a high osmolarity that might be another buffer. Time, unfortunately, is short so I can't run a series of trials although I would prefer that. Back to mammals, lymphocytes and macrophage in mice, any suggestions. I was going to look for esterases as a marker for macrophage but I'm sure there is something better.
Dr. Ian Montgomery,
Microscopy Service Unit,
Graham Kerr Building,
Institute of Biological & Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow,
Tel: 0141 332 8855 Extn.6644.