RE: mouse monoclonal on mouse tissue
I agree it is definitely worth a try. I use a number of mouse Antibodies on
mouse tissue. I think the key is what you are trying to detect and the
tissue you are trying to detect the antigen in. A significant amount of
background is caused by the anti Mouse IgG this can often be significantly
decreased by a good perfusion. Many times a simple no primary control can
give you the background noise and you can judge for yourself.
From: Carrie Kyle-Byrne [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:15 AM
To: Gayle Callis
Subject: Re: mouse monoclonal on mouse tissue
i beg to differ gayle. i've done several mouse-on-mouse (most recent
notable is Ki-67 (clone MM1)) that have no or very little background using
our standard protocol (using Dako Envision+/DAB) with no additional
blocking. i find it less time consuming if i try the aby first with no
special protocol and only go to the "mouse-on-mouse" stuff if absolutely
Carrie Kyle-Byrne, BHS, HT(ASCP)
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From: "Gayle Callis"
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: mouse monoclonal on mouse tissue
> The answer to the question is yes, background will be a huge problem.
> Try a mouse on mouse kit, Zymed, Innogenex, Scytek, Vector all have
> kits containing special blockers. I hope I haven't missed a vendor, if so,
> speak up if you have the kit.
> Another alternative is DAKO ARK kit, based on biotinylation of the primary
> antibody and their special blocking, etc.
> Some people have tried more than one kit for success, they do vary - but
> you may be lucky with first one you try.
> Gayle Callis
> Research Histopathology Supervisor
> Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
> Montana State University - Bozeman
> 19th and Lincoln St
> Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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