p53 stability

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From:"Aguila, Nelson" <Nelson.Aguila@rp-rorer.com>
To:"'histonet@Pathology.swmed.edu'" <histonet@Pathology.swmed.edu>
Date:Mon, 10 May 1999 22:06:23 -0400

Dear Histonetters:

I will be doing some p53 immunohistochemistry in the near future. The
protocol I have require fixation in 3.7% formalin, then paraffin sectioning.
My questions are:
1. How stable is p53 after formalin fixation in other words how long can I
wait until I do the staining?

2. I have only equipment to do frozen sections, is there any protocol to
perform frozen sections for p53? What is the fixative?. I may have the
possibility to send the tissue to be sectioned to an outside lab, but to do
that I need to know the stability of p53.

I will appreciate your always insightful comments.


Nelson Aguila, D.V.M
Senior Research Scientist
Oncology Research
Phone (510) 266-5030

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