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Michael Martin, esq. mpmartin at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 5 01:03:00 EST 1994

I have a couple of things that I'd like to ask anyone out there who is 
able to help me with --

1) I am trying to produce a polyclonal for certain marine protists using 
whole cell homogenates.  If anyone knows of work that has been done using 
this rather crude method (sonication and injection are slightly less 
subtle than, say, SDS-PAGE purification) I would appreciate an address or 
lit. reference.  I do know of one other person who has done this with 
marine organisms, and what do you know, it worked!  However, it would be 
nice to see some other data...

2) I am interested in any word on recent advances in in vivo use of 
fluorescent tagged antibodies that are QUANTITATIVE, not just for 
physiology and neuro stuff.  Specifically, I'd like to know if anyone has 
successfully used video image analysis to measure antigen concentrations 
on mounted whole samples.  I eventually hope to use my antibody to 
determine whether there are the remains of the aforementioned protists in 
the guts of larval fish, and I'd rather not have to destroy the dissected 
guts.  I will if I have to, but I'd like to be able to do other image 
analysis with them as well.

If you know anything, please respond by mail.  Thanks!

Michael Martin                | Internet: mpmartin at u.washington.edu
270 Marine Sciences Build.    | Phone: (206) 685-2806
University of Washington      |
Dep. of Oceanography, WB-10   |
Seattle, WA 98195             |

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