4 Month-Old Human Lung Immunofluorescence and Confocal Imaging Donor D075 Showing Expression of KRT14, SOX2, and MUC5B 11A2

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


Immunofluorescence-KRT14SOX2 and MUC5B


Purpose:  Immunofluorescence of 7µm frozen sections of lungs provided by HTC for KRT14SOX2 and MUC5B with antigen retrieval.

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% Goat serum/PBS-T, 2 hours at RT.
  10. For mouse anti-KRT14 (AB7800, Abcam) dilute 1:100, For mouse anti-SOX2 (SC-365823, Santa Cruz, Lot# C0317) dilute 1:100, for rabbit anti-MUC5B (SC-20119, Lot # B1003 Santa Cruz) Dilute 1:100 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, Goat Alexa Fluor 488 anti-mouse IgG3 (A21151, Lot# 1563682,  for anti-KRT14) at 1:200, Goat Alexa Fluor 568 anti-mouse IgG1 (A21124, Lot# 1600878, for anti-SOX2) at 1:200, Goat Alexa Fluor 633 anti-rabbit IgG (A21070, Lot # 1668691, anti-MUC5B) 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. Rinse in PBS-T 5X
  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.
  10. Store in light-sealed box at 4oC.




Tissue Used:
Age: 4 Months
Gender: Male 


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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