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I have a question regarding the treatment of tissue prior to applying the primary antibody. Do you recommend microwave? Enzymatic? The tissue I have in mind is human salivary gland. I'm planning to use ab6672, ab59389, ab39636, ab32101, ab31370 and ab30646. Different recommendations?
Asked on Sep 27 2011
Thank you for contacting us. The treatment of PFA-fixed, paraffin embedded sections (IHC-P) before incubation with priamry antibody would include antigen retrieval, blocking of endogenous peroxidases (if HRP is being used for detection), and blocking of non-specific proteins. Here are the protocol details for the respective antibodies: ab30646, ab31370, ab39636, ab59389: 1. antigen retrieval: 10 mM citrate buffer (pH6.0) boil in pressure cooker 2. block with 3% H2O2 (in fresh methanol) for 15 minutes at room temperature 3. block with 3% BSA in TBS for 30 minutes ab6672: antigen retrieval: citrate buffer pH 6 and proteinase K digestion have been tried successfully as well as no antigen retrieval. 2. block with 3% hydrogen peroxide for 10 min 3. block with 1-10% Serum for up to 1 hour ab32101: 1. antigen retrieval:10 mM Sodium Citrate Buffer, pH 6.0 in rice cooker 2. block with 3% hydrogen peroxide for 10 min 3. block with PBS + 10% serum I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.
Answered on Sep 27 2011