alexa Brief, high-temperature heat denaturation (pressure cooking): a simple and effective method of antigen retrieval for routinely processed tissues.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Norton AJ, Jordan S, Yeomans P

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The merits of microwave-based antigen retrieval methods for diagnostic immunohistochemistry have recently been emphasized. As such technology has drawbacks for busy routine laboratories, we have investigated an alternative method of heat-mediated antigen retrieval (HMAR), using a domestic pressure cooker as a source of superheating. A simple protocol, with superheating in 0.01 M citrate buffer (pH 6.0) for 2 min, gave results comparable to those obtainable in a microwave oven. The range of antigens retrieved and the antigens for which heating was ineffective matched the published microwave experience. The advantages included the speed of treatment, the reproducibility of results with large batches of slides, the ability to use metal slide racks, and economy of time and equipment costs. This article was published in J Pathol and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version