Non stick brain slices

Dan Rohwer-Nutter dlrohwer at
Fri Jan 13 06:53:52 EST 1995

In article <1995Jan5.213354.20749 at>, patrick at wrote:

> Does anyone have a nice recipe for a solution that could be used to stick brain
> slices to slides?  I am currently using gelatin coated slides but when I dehydrate 
> the sliced brains prior to staining they float off the slides with  disconcerting 
> regularity.  
> The brains are from perfused rats, soaked in 30 % sucrose formalin to force out 
> water, blocked, bonded to a post with tissue tek, and cut coronally at -10 degrees 
> on a cryostat.
> Thanks in advance.
> Patrick

Dear Patrick,

	You may try poly-L-lysine coated slides.  I have used
these with great success for mouse and Drosophila.  A bit more 
expensive than gelatin, but I've never had a single section float.

	Available from Sigma pre-coated or you can get the
pll and do it yourself.

	Good Luck!

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