How to recover single cells from CNS tissue ?
rah at alf1.ngate.uni-regensburg.de
Tue Aug 8 02:52:31 EST 1995
I have a problem; I would like to isolate single cells from CNS-tissue
(medulla/upper spine) to isolate RNA from them. I am looking for a special
group of neurons which can only be reliably identified after staining a tissue
section. Therefore, I would like to know the following:
I. Which staining techniques do not (much) deteriorate the quality of RNA ?
II. Shall/can the tissue be fixed beforehand or is pure freezing preferable ?
III. How to isolate the identified cells from the tissue slices ?
If anyone should know a better way to tackle this issue please let me also
know. I will highly appreciate any suggestions and ideas regarding my problem.
Best regards, Berend
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