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9 Month Old Human Lung GRP, TUBB3, and MUC5AC Confocal Imaging

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

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Immunofluorescence-GRP, TUBB3 and MUC5AC

 

Purpose:  Immunofluorescence on slides of human lung  from the HTC for GRP, TUBB3 and MUC5AC with antigen retrieval.

Day 1

  1. Paraffin sections are placed at 60oC for 2 hours to overnight to melt paraffin.
  2. Paraffin sections are then placed in xylene 3X for 10 minutes each, followed by 3X in 100% ETOH for 3 minutes each, 95% ETOH for 3 minutes each, and 70% ETOH for 3 minutes each. Slides are then placed in 1X PBS for 5 minutes to completely rehydrate tissue.
  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 rabbit anti-GRP (LS-B6822, Lot # 36118, LifeSpan Biosciences) dilute 1:200, for mouse anti-TUBB3 (anti-tubulin β 3, cat. # 801201, Biolegend) dilute 1:200, for mouse anti-MUC5AC (Abcam, AB3649, Lot# GR135303-1) dilute 1:200 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-rabbit IgG (A11034, Lot# 1298480,  for anti-GRP) at 1:200, Donkey Alexa Fluor 568 anti-mouse IgG2A (A21134 for anti-TUBB3) at 1:200, Donkey Alexa Fluor 647 anti-mouse IgG1 (A21240, Lot# 1562685, anti-MUC5AC) 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 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.

 

Tissue Used:
LMH-15-D003-RLL-9B2-12
Age: 9 Months
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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