[Histonet] ISH Sox3 Mouse Testes Specific Background Staining Spermatids

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From: djemge@aol.com
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Hello All.  One of the Grad Students asked me to post her question.  The Testes and Brain tissue for ISH Sox3 was kept at 4 degrees, 4% PFA fixed overnight, 30% sucrose cryoprotected until it sank, embedded in OCT, flash frozen. The ISH on the Brain was very good, but not the Testes. I tried to submit photos but they never appeared in the image gallery - maybe they will later. There are 2 image links for immunoportal.com below. Thx Donna 

Here's Monica's question: 

I would like to know if anyone else has experience with ISH on adult testis cross-sections and if they've seen this background staining that 
specifically binds to elongated spermatid heads... And of course if anyone 
has been able to block against this. 
My sox3 probe is supposed to bind to the undifferentiated spermatogonia along the basement membrane of the seminiferous tubules. 
This staining appeared before the positive staining (approximately 3-4h 
after incubation) among the spermatid heads towards the lumen of the 
tubules. I have been using 4%PFA fixed testes sections and blocking with 
10% lamb serum. This staining has appeared with both an 820b probe and 440b 
probe. 
-- 
Monica M Laronda 
Graduate Student, Jameson Lab 
Northwestern University 
Feinberg School of Medicine 
Chicago, IL 
m-laronda@northwestern.edu 
Phone: 312-503-2036 

http://immunoportal.com/albums/album02/2007_04_13_a2.thumb.jpg 
http://immunoportal.com/albums/album02/2007_04_13_10xa.thumb.jpg
 
Donna J Emge, HT(ASCP)
Northwestern University 
Feinberg School of Medicine 
Chicago, IL 
djemge@aol.com 
d-emge@northwestern.edu 
Phone: 312-503-2036 



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