[Histonet] stickest slides for brain sections or how to coat aproper slide for urself

Mejia, Maria Maria.Mejia <@t> ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 16 11:24:21 CST 2008

This is for anyone's interest who work with 40um primate brain section 2x3 inches. We routinely 
mount our IHC stained sections from working PBS on pre-subbed brain slides from Brain Research 

To keep the sections on the slides we use a very fine (#0) brush to brush the section flat on the
slide & to remove any PBS that may get trap under the section. We dry overnight. Next day, I
put in oven at 37C - 30 minutes to further dry.

Maria Bartola Mejia
Histology Manager
Department of Neurosurgery
San Francisco, CA 94103

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To: Alexandra Meinl; cmmathis1
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Subject: [Histonet] stickest slides for brain sections or how to coat aproper slide for urself
I have similar questions...
for brain sections.

we found that 0.25% gel coated slides are better than 0.5% or 1% gel in sticking 40 um brain sections.

just want to share this with you guys.



???: Alexandra Meinl 
????: 2008-12-17  00:27:04 
???: cmmathis1 
??: histonet 
??: Re: [Histonet] What is the stickest slides 
I like Roti-Bond Adhesion slides for difficult material like bone, you can
also use HIER without problems. But these slides are quite expensive and
require 2-3 days drying time.
2008/12/16 <cmmathis1 <@t> bellsouth.net>
> Hello Histonetters,
> We are having trouble getting our paraffin processed cow meniscus sections
> (at 5 microns) to stay on our Superfrost Plus slides.  We are drying them
> overnight in a 58 C oven.  The H&Es look great but the immunos wash every
> time.
> What is your favorite slide for these hard to stay on samples?
> Thanks for your time,
> Cathy
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