Postnatal Day 14 C57BL6 SFTPC, pHIST3H3, and ACTA2 Confocal Imaging

Postnatal Day 14 C57BL6 SFTPC, pHIST3H3, and ACTA2 Confocal Imaging

Immunofluorescence SFTPC, pHISH3 and ACTA2


Purpose: Stain slides of 7µm frozen sections of C57BL/6J PND14 lungs for SFTPC, pHISH3 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.
  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- SFTPC  (RB458, BL 8/24/11) dilute 1:1000. For goat pHISH3 (SC-12927, Lot # L2013, Santa Cruz) dilute 1:500, for mouse anti- ACTA2 (A5228, Sigma) dilute 1:2000 in blocking buffer. Spin down in µfuge for 10 min, apply to tissue and incubated O/N @ 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# 1387792, for anti-SFTPC), Donkey Alexa Fluor 568 anti-goat IgG (A11057, Lot# 1235787, anti-pHISH3) at 1:200, Donkey Alexa Fluor 647 anti-mouse IgG A31571, Lot# 1366514, anti-ACTA2) at 1:200, in blocking buf