Anti-Fade for GFP

'Mike' Michael J. Moser moser at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Mar 27 14:12:40 EST 1998


Try Citifluor Glycerol from Ted Pella.  I have also heard that "Elviol"
(sp?) from Molecular Probes works well.

Mike Moser                                            Tel: 206-543-6585
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On Thu, 26 Mar 1998, Steffen Dietzel wrote:

> Hi,
> I am looking at mammal cell culture cells expressing GFP. To facilitate
> observation of cells in the fluorescent microscope, I would like to use an
> Anti-Fade reagent that minimizes bleaching. Currently we have Propyl Galate
> solved in 90% Glycerol in the lab, however it quenches the GFP-fluorescene in
> formaldehyde fixed cells pretty much!
> Does anybody know something better than that for fixed cells? Since I am
> intersted in fine structure, my gut-feeling is not to try hardening embeding
> media, because it might deform 3D structure during the hardening process. 
> Also, if somebody would know something for living cells, this also would be
> most interesting.
> Thanks for all replies
> Steffen

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