Fixing cells

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1)  Incubate cells in ~4% Formaldehyde solution (in PBS) for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
1)  Incubate cells in ~4% Formaldehyde solution (in PBS) for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
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2)  For permeabilization of cells, remove formaldehyde solution, and incubate cells in 0.1% Triton X-100 (in PBS) for 5 minutes at room temperature.  There is no need for washing between fixation and permeabilization steps.
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2)  For permeabilization of cells, remove formaldehyde solution, and incubate cells in 0.1% Triton X-100 (in PBS) for 5 minutes at room temperature.  There is no need to wash between fixation and permeabilization steps.

Revision as of 01:03, 26 February 2006

Formaldehyde Fixation

        • This works well for fixation of mammalian cells in preparation for immunolabeleing and microscopy

1) Incubate cells in ~4% Formaldehyde solution (in PBS) for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.

2) For permeabilization of cells, remove formaldehyde solution, and incubate cells in 0.1% Triton X-100 (in PBS) for 5 minutes at room temperature. There is no need to wash between fixation and permeabilization steps.

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