Methanol Fixation

mcilroy at mcilroy at
Wed Oct 30 18:09:37 EST 1996

In article <3274EC77.3C0A at>, Andrew Doherty <A.Doherty at> says:
	When we methanol treat GFP transfected cells we also loose the 
signal. However, on fixation with 3.7%formaldehyde and permebilization 
with saponin a signal is still visable. Also I believe that GFP is very
labile, therefore any exposure to solvents results in a non-GFP. If your
cella are on a coverslip that needs to be sealed use low mp agarose instead
of nail varnish.

Cheers Jim

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