Postnatal Day 10 C57BL6 SFTPC, SCGB1A1, and ACTA2 Confocal Imaging

Immunofluorescence SFTPC, SCGB1A1, and ACTA2

 Purpose:  Stain slides of 7µm frozen sections of C57BL/6J P10 lung for SFTPC, SCGB1A1, and ACTA2 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 for 5 min.
  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 Rabbit anti-SFTPC (RB458, BL 8/24/11, in house) dilute 1:1000, For guinea pig anti-SCGB1A1 (G210, Bl. 3/24/11) dilute 1:1500, 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, Goat Alexa Fluor 488 anti-rabbit IgG (A11034, Lot# 1298480,  for anti-SFTPC), Goat Alexa Fluor 555 anti-guinea pig IgG (A21435, Lot# 1571699, for anti-SCGB1A1) 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 incubate 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.
  1. Store slides in light-sealed box @ 4oC.

Tissue Used:   

LMM.16.84A.5L.25

PND10 C57BL6

Gender: Male

Weight= 4.5g

                        

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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