[Histonet] storing frozen sections on glass slides in the freezer

Geoff McAuliffe mcauliff <@t> umdnj.edu
Thu Aug 10 09:09:15 CDT 2006

Hi Jason:

First off, I would not store, do the reaction asap after cutting the 
If you must store, I would store at -80C.  You may still get some 
reduction in the reaction, depending on what you are looking for and how
long the storage is.


Jason Potas wrote:

> Hi everyone/anyone,
> I would like to store frozen rat spinal cord sections in a -20 degree C
> freezer. Does anyone have experience with the following method, ie 
> does it
> work:
> 1-cut sections frozen onto gelatinized glass slide.
> 2-air dry overnight at room temperature (to remove all moisture)
> 3-wrap multiple glass slides inside aluminium foil together like a 
> pack of
> chewing gum
> 4-store in the freezer at -20 deg C
> 5-when required, removed one (or required number) slide(s) from the pack,
> but without defrosting other slides
> 6-allow to reach room temperature and commence histochemistry as normal
> does it work without stuffing up the slides or the tissue sticking on the
> back of other slides. has someone done this?
> cheers
> jason

Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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