[Histonet] unsuccessful PNA staining

Jan Shivers shive003 <@t> umn.edu
Mon Apr 4 11:18:18 CDT 2005

There may also be a difference in the type and/or amounts of lectins
expressed by species other than humans (I assume the book was about human
lectin staining).  I found this to be true when trying to stain non-primate
mammalian endothelium with Ulex europaeus.

The inquirer should first be sure that the glycoprotein he's trying to label
on the bovine spleen/lymph node cells with PNA lectin is known to be present

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gayle Callis" <gcallis <@t> montana.edu>
To: "Subhash Verma" <sverma8 <@t> lycos.com>; <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 11:09 AM
Subject: [Histonet] unsuccessful PNA staining

> The method I sent is the one that comes from the Lectin Histochemistry
> (Brook, Leathem and Schumacher ISBN# 1 85996 100 2)  book and also from a
> workshop by Barb Wright (a magician at immuno and lectin staining).   Her
> method was taken from this book.    What I sent to you are guidelines, and
> you may need to work with concentrations (lectin-HRP), incubations, etc to
> make it work.
> If you tell us exactly how you did the staining, then more suggestions can
> be made especially from others who do FFPE lectin work.  My successful
> lectin staining has been done on frozen sections and NOT FFPE and I used
> Vectors lectin.
> The book, by the way, is inexpensive and wonderful source of information.
> At 03:44 AM 4/4/2005, you wrote:
> >Hi Gayle,
> >
> >I have been unsuccessful to stain germinal centres from bovine spleen and
> >lymphnodes (formalin fixed parafin embedded sections)with lectin
> >conjuagated to HRP as per the protocol suggetsed by you. Any suggestions,
> >please.
> >Thanks.
> >SV
> >--
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> Veterinary Molecular Biology
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