Re: Poly - L -vs- Amino Alco (++ Slides)

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From:Robert Schoonhoven <> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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APES for Immuno, Chrome Alum for many of the harsher histochemistries

> At the end of John Kiernan's authorative description of how different
> "section adhesives" work, he gives his own preference for chrome/-
> gelatin.
> As John suggests, there appears not to have been (or there does
> not appear to have been), a properly conducted, published study of
> the comparative merits of the 3/4 realistic contenders for "best"
> tissue adhesive.
> In the absence of such a study, and crude in the extreme (a fault
> of which I am too often accused), I start the opinion poll with the
> view that APES is a thousand times better for immuno. than is
> John's prefered chrome/gelatin.
> Now lets get that opinion poll rolling.  Make your choice:
> 1. (Mayer's) egg albumin
> 2.  chrome/ gelatin
> 3.  polylysine
> 4.  APES
> 5.  Other - specify.
> Russ Allison,
> Dental School
> Cardiff
> Wales

best regards,
Robert Schoonhoven
Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis
Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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