[Histonet] Cytoplasmic staining with Ki67 in frozen sections

James S. sonya.martin <@t> soton.ac.uk
Thu Jan 27 03:36:29 CST 2011

HI All,

I've just been trying out a Ki67 antibody from Abcam (rabbit polyclonal) on some frozen mouse tissues. Staining looked ok in the colon with nuclear localisation in the cells of the basement membrane. However, what I'm really interested in is the spleen and the staining here was a mess! There was some nuclear staining especially in germinal centres and scattered around the white pulp but the red pulp contained clusters of cells with cytoplasmic staining only (I don't know if this is real staining, non-specific staining or an artefact), also there was bright particulate 'staining' all over the red pulp but not the white.

Frozen sections were cut (10um), air dried overnight, fixed in acetone (10mins), blocked with 5% normal goat serum, Ki67 Ab for 2hrs room temp, secondary was goat anti rabbit AlexaFluor 488 (Invitrogen - clean on its own).

I thought this Ki67 staining was going to be easy!!

Any suggestions?


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