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2 Year-Old Human Lung Confocal Imaging Donor D022 FN1, FOXF1, and ACTA2

Donor Tissue Kindly Provided by Dr. Gloria Pryhuber from the University of Rochester Medical Center

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                                                                Immunofluorescence- FN1FOXF1, and ACTA2

Purpose:  Stain slides of 7µm frozen sections of human lung from HTC for FN1FOXF1, and ACTA2.

Day 1

  1. For Frozen tissue, rinse 2X in PBS, then 5 min in 4% PFA/PBS, then rinse 1X in PBS.
  2. Briefly equilibrate slides in Antigen Retrieval Buffer.
  3. Antigen retrieval, pH 6.0 (times will vary according to microwave).
  4. 10 mM sodium citrate, pH 6.0, and heat in a microwave at 96oC. *We usually do a series of three runs
    (6-7 minutes each run) to equal the time/temp because of evaporation (refill coplin jars with dH2O).
  5. Microwave according to instructions on microwave.
  6. Cool on countertop, 15 min.
  7. Rinse with dH2O
  8. 1X PBS, 5 min.
  9. Block in 4% Donkey serum/PBS-T, 2 hours at RT.
  10. For Rabbit anti-FN1 (AB2413, ABCAM, anti-Fibronectin) dilute 1:100,
    For goat anti- FOXF1 dilute 1:100, for mouse anti-ACTA2 (α Smooth muscle actin,
    A5228, Sigma) dilute 1:2000 in blocking buffer. Spin down in µfuge for 10 minutes
    and incubate on tissue overnight @ 4oC.

Day 2

  1. Rinse slides in PBS-T 3X, 5 min.
  2. Apply secondary antibody, Donkey Alexa Fluor 488 anti-rabbit IgG (A21206, Lot# 1608521, anti-FN1) Donkey
    Alexa Fluor 568 anti-goat IgG (A11057, Lot# 1485187, for anti-FOXF1), at 1:200, Donkey Alexa Fluor 647 anti-mouse
    IgG (A31571, Lot# 1549801, ACTA2) at 1:200, in blocking buffer. Spin down in µfuge for 10 min, apply to tissue
    and incubated at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Wash in PBS-T 3X, 5 min.
  4. Dilute DAPI 1:2000 and apply to slides for 10 min.
  5. Wash in PBS-T 3X, 5 min.
  6. Rinse slides in 0.1M PB or TB, 3X, 5 min.
  7. Add 1 drop of Prolong Gold anti-fade mounting medium (P36930).
  8. Coverslip with Gold Seal Coverslip (Cat# 3422 Electron Microscopy Sciences, 22 X 22 mm).
  9. Allow Prolong Gold to cure overnight at room temp in light sealed box.
  1. Store slides in light sealed box @ 4oC

 

Tissue Used:
LMH-15-D022-LLL-4A4.17
Age: 2 Years
Gender: Male

                                   

Appendix
Antigen Retrieval Solution

18ml Solution A- 0.1M Citric Acid (Sigma, C1909) pH 2.5

82ml Reagent B- 0.1M Sodium Citrate (Sigma, S4641 ) pH 8.2

1L dH2O

pH 6.0

 

 

 

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