RE: This is a stretch.....

From:"Smith, Allen"

If you have processes in the usual way.  The xylene has removed most of the lipids by the time your tissue is embedded.
If any lipids are left in paraffin sections, they can be extracted by hot xylene (IN A FUME HOOD!). 

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Barry University
School of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida  33161-6695

-----Original Message-----
From: Luis Chiriboga []
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 3:03 PM
Subject: This is a stretch.....

Hi all
.....but figured I would throw it out as a question.   Does anyone know of a method to "extract" lipids  (mainly traicylglycerols and cholesterol esters) from formalin fixed sections. 



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