[Histonet] Problems with mouse brains
resendes.ana <@t> gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 06:10:19 CDT 2009
I am Portuguese-Spanish....
so we use the word "tampón" that I think I miss translated to
"tamponated"..really do not know if the word exists! but apparently it does
I want to mean when you add salt to the formol dilution in destilated water
in order to prepare your 10% buffered formalin...
a believe the word is "buffered"
So sorry..for my wrong translation....I was in a hurry...what I want to say
is THAT YOUR FORMALIN IN NOT WELL BUFFERED
and Yes, you should be carefull your brain is well fixated in formalin at
least for 24 hour.
2009/4/5 kemlo <kemlo <@t> f2s.com>
> Agree, poor formalin fixation will allow nuclear bubbling which some
> authorities put down to the effects of heat on the sub optimally stabilised
> proteins. What a marvellous phrase "your formol is not well tamponated".
> Wish I had thought of that......
> I will of course steal it if you allow such plagiarism?
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Ana
> Sent: 04 April 2009 15:16
> To: Randolph-Habecker, Julie
> Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Problems with mouse brains
> have very light H&E staining: first you should check if either your eosin
> haematoxilin are over used
> nuclear bubbling: can be a lot of things but can be inclusion.
> Brain sections are big so make at least a 24 h inclusion process.
> and extensive tissue cracking: could be over heating or bad inclusion. You
> have to check if reagents in inclusors are ok or over passed, I would
> all reagents.
> I also have noticed some formalin pigment: your formol is not well
> 2009/4/3 Randolph-Habecker, Julie <jhabecke <@t> fhcrc.org>
> > Folks,
> > I need some input on a problem we're seeing with some mouse brain
> > samples. The samples are from new born mice P0 to P14 which have been
> > fixed in 10% NBF (Fisher brand and well within expiration date) for 72
> > hours. They are then transferred to 70% etoh and processed on an 8 hour
> > process. After the tissue is embedded, we are taking sagital sections,
> > drying them overnight, and then baking overnight at 60C. They are then
> > stained with H&E. This has been working great but now all of a sudden we
> > have very light H&E staining, nuclear bubbling, and extensive tissue
> > cracking. I also have noticed some formalin pigment.
> > My first thought is that there was difference in formalin or time in
> > formalin but that is not the case. I also wondered if the tissue might
> > be exposed to excessive heat. We checked all of the temperatures in our
> > processor, embedding center, and water baths - all were within
> > tolerance.
> > Any ideas what might cause all three artifacts? Could it be from
> > inadequate paraffin infiltration?
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > Julie
> > Julie Randolph-Habecker, Ph.D.
> > Staff Scientist - Director
> > Experimental Histopathology Shared Resource
> > Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
> > 1100 Fairview Ave, N. DE-360 (Please note new location)
> > Seattle WA 98109-1024
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Universidade dos Açores.
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Tel. (+351) 296 650 000 ext. 1109
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