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Application of microwave technology to the processing and immunolabeling of plastic-embedded and cryosections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10898808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have adapted existing microwave irradiation (MWI) protocols and applied them to the processing and immunoelectron microscopy of both plastic-embedded and frozen sections. Rat livers were fixed by rapid MW irradiation in a mild fixation solution. Fixed liver tissue was either cryosectioned or dehydrated and embedded in Spurr's, Unicryl, or LR White resin. Frozen sections and sections of acrylic-embedded tissue were immunolabeled in the MW oven with an anti-catalase antibody, followed by gold labeling. Controls were processed conventionally at room temperature (RT). The use of MWI greatly shortened the fixation, processing, and immunolabeling times without compromising the quality of ultrastructural preservation and the specificity of labeling. The higher immunogold labeling intensity was achieved after a 15-min incubation of primary antibody and gold markers under discontinued MWI at 37C. Quantification of the immunolabeling for catalase indicated a density increase of up to fourfold in the sections immunolabeled in the MW oven over that of samples immunolabeled at RT. These studies define the general conditions of fixation and immunolabeling for both acrylic resin-embedded material and frozen sections.
L K Rangell; G A Keller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-1554     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Histochem. Cytochem.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-14     Completed Date:  2000-08-14     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815334     Medline TA:  J Histochem Cytochem     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1153-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pharmacological Sciences, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California 94080, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acrylic Resins
Catalase / immunology
Image Enhancement*
Liver / enzymology
Microscopy, Immunoelectron / methods*
Plastic Embedding
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acrylic Resins; 0/Antibodies; EC

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