RE: Immunostain for PCNA

From:Jenny Oblander

Hi Nidale,
	I have used a PCNA kit from Zymed on FFPE mouse lung, I got
excellent results. They use mouse intestine as a control which is included
in the kit. Jenny

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Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 2:14 PM
To: HistoNet Server
Subject: Immunostain for PCNA

Hi. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a protocol for PCNA
stain. I'm staining mouse lung tissue using the Envision+ kit from DAKO. I'm
using a rabbit anti-PCNA from Santa Cruz biotech as the primary Ab. I
incubate at RT for 1hr. Everything else is done as suggested by the kit
(peroxidase block, serum block, secondary Ab, chromogen, etc). I used the
PCNA Ab at 1:50 and got nothing. When I went to 1:25, I had a lot of
backrgound and no stain in the nucleus whatsoever. I'm wondering if anyone
has any suggestions on this stain, and also what is the best tissue from
mouse to use as a positive control. Thank you for your time.

Nidal E Muvarak
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