[Histonet] Acetone for frozen sections and whole mounts

Andrea T. Hooper anh2006 <@t> med.cornell.edu
Tue Aug 1 08:48:47 CDT 2006

That's interesting and strange as I have never noticed 
autofluorescence with acetone on frozen sections (I don't personally 
use acetone for whole mounts so cannot comment on that aspect). In 
fact, it's normally the opposite, we get horrible autofluorescence 
from PFA and I am always suggesting to my coworkers to try acetone 

At 12:28 PM -0500 7/31/06, MVaughan4 <@t> ucok.edu wrote:
>My experience with acetone on frozen and whole mounts is that there is
>often nonspecific fluorescence in the connective tissues. This may not
>apply to enzyme IHC but can be bad for fluorescence. Try Ethanol or
>Methanol if this happens to you.
>Melville B. Vaughan, Ph. D.
>Assistant Professor
>Department of Biology
>University of Central Oklahoma
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