IHC protocol

Adam . via methods%40net.bio.net (by anonwums1 from gmail.com)
Tue Mar 9 22:19:27 EST 2010

Read up on this: http://www.ihcworld.com/immunocytochemistry.htm

They discuss how to stain living cells growing in a dish. There are also
some fairly gentle fixatives such as methanol or acetone that very often
retain antigenicity.


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Joel Schneider
<joelschneider914 from gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm currently trying to perform immunostaining on  C2C12 skeletal muscle
> cells which have been plated onto a 6-well cell culture plate. The antibody
> that I am using has been used in my lab previously on cryo-sectioned tissue
> slices which were not fixed before staining. It has been suggested to me
> that I should not fix the cells before staining.
> Is there a reliable way to perform IHC on cell monolayers without fixation?
> I am not experienced in IHC and but I've had success in using fixatives
> such
> as PAF for various staining protocols. Does anyone have a protocol they'd
> be
> willing to share that doesn't require fixation?
> Thanks!
> J
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