[Histonet] Triton x-100 stability

Benoît Delatour benoit.delatour <@t> u-psud.fr
Thu Feb 26 07:06:47 CST 2009

Dear Histoneters,

We have recently experienced some troubles in carrying out routine 
immuno against nuclear fos protein (unexpected weak signal). We have 
troubleshooted all what was possible to troubleshoot (use of 3 different 
primary antibodies batches, two secondary ab, new buffers, change the 
revelation kit etc.). Immunos directed against other epitopes (eg 
amyloid-beta) give satisfactory results but the IHC in trouble, that 
targets intranuclear epitopes, is still defective. I suspect now that 
the non-ionic surfactant we are using (Triton x-100) could have been 
degraded by high temperatures we had for several weeks in the lab (due 
to a central heating problem in our building). I made some temp. 
measurements in the reactives cupboard (around 35-40°C). Does anyone 
have any information on Triton x-100 stability? According to 
manufacturers' recommendations, the product should be stored at RT but I 
did not succeed to get more precise information.
I thank you in advance for all comments, suggestions and alternatives.

B. Delatour

Laboratoire de Neurobiologie de l'Apprentissage,
de la Mémoire & de la Communication,
NAMC, CNRS UMR 8620, Bât 446
Université Paris-Sud
91405 Orsay Cedex, FRANCE
Email  benoit.delatour <@t> u-psud.fr
Web    http://www.namc.u-psud.fr

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