amosbrooks <@t> earthlink.net
Sun Apr 11 10:21:46 CDT 2004
The study we were doing was using blocks that we had cut freshly.
The blocks were old (mostly) but they were generally cut and stained within
a week. I have seen degradation of epitopes in old slides but not in old
blocks recently cut. Truly the culprit was a very poor primary antibody.
I'll certainly be looking into the monoclonal Tomorrow morning though.
Hoping for the best,
At 04:09 PM 4/10/2004, you wrote:
>Did you find there was a problem with oxidation? A researcher has brought
>us a number of renal biopsy slides for VEGF staining, some which have been
>cut for a couple years and I presume stored at R. T., and I'm afraid we
>may have an issue with antigenicity of the epitope. What do you think?
>University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
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