[Histonet] proliferation and apoptosis

Jackie O'Connor b427297 <@t> aol.com
Thu Apr 19 16:23:09 CDT 2012

Ki67 does not stain apoptotic cells. Why do you have that impression?  Caspase-3 is a great marker for apoptotic cells. TUNEL will show apoptosis as well as necrosis, but not proliferation.   I've used Ki67 for proliferation  and Caspase 3 for apoptosis routinely in cancer research for years.


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From: Margaryan, Naira <NMargaryan <@t> childrensmemorial.org>
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Subject: [Histonet] proliferation and apoptosis

Hi histonetters,

I am looking for the good markers to detect (separately) proliferation and 
apoptosis of cells in tumor sections. Unfortunately, KI-67 stains apoptotic 
bodies as well as proliferated cells; and the tunnel assay shows both apoptotic 
body and proliferation.

Any suggestions for the FFPE tissue and the HRP protocol are appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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