RE: [Histonet] BrdU and EM?
Yes, I have tried with all kinds of concentrations of HCl and
different times of incubation as well. The BrdU labelling works even
with 10 minutes of HCl incubation (this is not very consistent,
though) but the ultrastructure is 'dead' by that time.
Has anyone got any experience with breaking DNA strands using
UV light? What's the wavelength that could be used and how long
does the tissue need to be exposed? My first try was our
fluorescent microscope (at 360-370 nm), exposure time 1 hour, but
it doesn't seem to do the job .
Subject: RE: [Histonet] BrdU and EM?
Date sent: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 09:40:23 +0100
From: "Edwards, R.E."
To: "Mezey Szilvia"
> Have you tried cutting down the HCl time to a
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> From: Mezey Szilvia [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: [Histonet] BrdU and EM?
> Hello All,
> I'm trying to do BrdU staining (in paraformaldehyde fixed, free-
> floating sections) and preserve the ultrastructure of the tissue for
> EM at the same time. HCl works fine for denaturing DNA for BrdU-
> ICC but doesn't leave much of the tissue for EM. DNase would be
> more EM-friendly but doesn't penetrate the tissue enough.
> Does anybody know a method that could provide a fair enough
> compromise between BrdU and EM? Maybe by increasing the
> penetration of DNase?
> Best regards to you all,
> Szilvia Mezey
> PhD student
> Semmelweis University
> Dept. of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
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