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How do I incubate slide-mounted sections with Ab?

Deb Britt Deborah_Britt at brown.edu
Fri Oct 18 13:28:47 EST 1996

What you need is a "Pap pen", which you use by simply drawing a circle
around your tissue on the slide.  The pen leaves behind a hydrophobic
barrier that keeps your antibody solution neatly in place, over your
tissue.  We get ours from Research Products International (in the US

Deb Britt

In article
<Pine.SGI.3.94.961017130414.19844B-100000 at leonardo.ls.huji.ac.il>,
broide at LEONARDO.LS.HUJI.AC.IL (Ron BROIDE) wrote:

> To all who read this,
> I have a technical question in immunohistichemistry:
> I have started doing some immunohistochemistry on slide-mounted frozen
> sections in a lab that uses parafilm to cover slides for the purpous of
> incubating with labeled riboprobes.  This method works quite well for
> them, but doesn't seem to work for my antibody incubations.  Instead, what
> I end up with is a gradient of labeling from the top to the bottom of the
> slide.
> I've seen people surround their slide-mounted sections with a ring of nail
> polish or grease in order to form a well for their antibody incubations.
> This seems a bit messy.  I've also seen some plastic/rubber chambers that
> can stick onto glass slides and form a small incubation chamber (not the
> ones from Labtech for cell culture).  This looked like a neat trick.
> 1) Does anyone know what the latest technique is for antibody incubations
> on slide-mounted sections?
> 2) Does anyone know who sells these type of plastic/rubber chambers that
> can stick onto glass slides?
> Thanks for the help,
> Ron Broide
> Ron S. Broide, Ph.D.
> Department of Biological Chemistry
> Institute of Life Science
> Hebrew University
> Jerusalem, 91904
> Israel
> Tel: 972-2-658 5450
> FAX: 972-2-652 0258
> broide at leonardo.ls.huji.ac.il

Deborah Britt, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Oncology
Rhode Island Hospital

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