Re: [Histonet] Antigen retrieval - Microwave problem


Hi Jaime! I can definitely sympathize. I was having the same 
problem with slides I'm using for immunohistochemistry (subbed 
with poly-l-lysine, and I put gelatin in the waterbath). What I 
ended up doing is taking buffer in a coplin jar (i use 8.5 pH .5M 
tris) putting it in the microwave, and measuring the temperature 
in the jar every 10 sec. Tedious I know, but it gave me a good 
idea of how long it takes to boil and how hot it is when it is 
boiling, so I was able to choose a time that was just before the 
boiling point. I put my slides in a coplin jar in a small water 
bath in the microwave for 45 sec and then repeat emptying and 
refilling the water. Good luck!
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