Sodium Borohydride & Gelatin

Joshua Silverstein via (by silverstein.joshua from
Thu Jul 15 11:43:34 EST 2010

I would try APTES (3-AMINOPROPYLTRIETHOXYSILANE) coated glass.  You can
either make them yourself (there are a lot of protocols available online) or
buy from Electon Microscopy Sciences or Ted Pella.  I think the procedure
takes about 3 hours.  Honestly I think it's easier to buy them.

Otherwise you can try maybe GE Healthcare's PlusOne bind solution, which is
another silane treatment.  I think some people use them for keeping
polyacrylamide gels on glass slides.

Best of luck,

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Yvonne Couch
<yvonne.couch from>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've recently started using sodium borohydride to reduce the
> autofluorescence of my tissue sections.  The sections are mounted on
> gelatinized slides and I've noticed that they come away from the slides
> when
> I stain and after running some standard light-based immuno I can only
> conclude this is the borohydride's fault.
> Can anyone suggest a slide coating/type of slide to stop this happening or
> will I have to resort to free floating?
> Thanks
> Yvonne
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