RE: [Histonet] X-gal staining of adult mouse spinal cord

From:"Keller, Charles"

The last few pages are the adult x-gal staining method.  Hope it works
for you.  Sincerely, Charles

Charles Keller, MD
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Cancer Research Institute
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of al
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 5:35 AM
Subject: [Histonet] X-gal staining of adult mouse spinal cord

Dear People,

Could anyone provide me with a protocol for the sectioning and x-gal 
staining of adult spinal cord? I presume cryosections are my best 
bet....does the tissue require decalcification and if so how is that 
achieved? Can i get away without fixation? It would ensure i don't 
compromise B-gal activity.

Apologies for the barrage of questions. Any help is appreciated.
al garfield

University of Bath
Centre for Regenerative Medicine

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