[Histonet] peroxidase/biotin block before or after permeabilization ?

Yves Heremans herme013 <@t> umn.edu
Sat Feb 12 09:18:47 CST 2005

Dear All,

I am performing peroxidase-DAB staining on cultured cells and was 
wondering whether peroxidase and biotin blocking should be performed 
before or after the permeabilization step with PBS + Tween ? Does 
permeabilization before blocking improve blocking due to better 
penetration ? My protocol is : peroxidase block with 0.3% H202 in 
methanol for 30 min. at RT, followed by avidin-biotin block from Dako, 
followed by PBS + Tween for 15 min. , followed by 30 min. block with 
fish skin gelatin in PBS.


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