Flash Frysning och Cryosectioning E12.5 Mouse Brain

Published 5/28/2007
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Summary

Visats i denna video är de tekniker för flash frysning och sektionering embryonal hjärnvävnad från mus. Användbara tips för att använda kryostat ges, inklusive felsökning metoder som kan användas samtidigt minska för att säkerställa att den resulterande vävnaderna sektionerna är fria från sprickor och andra störningar.

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Currle, D. S., Monuki, E. S. Flash Freezing and Cryosectioning E12.5 Mouse Brain. J. Vis. Exp. (4), e198, doi:10.3791/198 (2007).

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Protocol

  1. Fix vävnad i 4% paraformaldehyd i PBS för önskad tid.
  2. Sackaros ingjuta vävnad (cryoprotection)
    1. Gör 30% sackaroslösning i PBS w / v under 2059 rör.
    2. Skölj vävnad 3x i PBS (~ 5 min med gungande).
    3. Placera vävnad i 30% sackaroslösning. Tissue kommer inte att sjunka.
    4. Placera vävnad i 4 ° C över natten, eller tills den har sjunkit.
  3. Etikett lämplig storlek cryomold med information och orientering.
  4. Fyll cryomold med oktober (undvik bubblor).
  5. Överföring vävnad till oktober bad och päls den med oktober
  6. Överföring vävnad till oktober i cryomold.
  7. Orient vävnaden i mikroskop.
  8. Häll flytande kväve i plast petriskål.
  9. Snabbt och försiktigt sänka vävnad i cryomold till kväve. (Inte doppa toppen av cryomold.)
  10. När oktober är solid vit, placera fryst vävnad till -80 ° C frys för förvaring.
  11. Jämvikta vävnad till ~ 20 ° C under minst 30 min. innan snittning.

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Materials

Name Company Catalog Number Comments
Tissue-Tek Cryomold Ted Pella, Inc. 27181
O.C.T. Ted Pella, Inc. 27050
Sucrose solution 30% sucrose solution in PBS w/v
paraformaldehyde 4% paraformaldehyde in PBS

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13 Comments

  1. great! thanks a lot.

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    September 25, 2007 - 2:01 PM
  2. The presentation was wonderful and I learned more from this video than what my conservative collegues in the lab explained me. Thanks a lot

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    May 29, 2008 - 4:58 PM
  3. I'm having some issues washing off the OCT with BPS from the slides. - I did some retrograde staining of peripheral nerves and I cross sectioned the spinal cord of mice-
    the problem is that as I add PBS drop by drop, or as I place the slide into plate with PBS liquid layer my samples keep falling off the slide..
    Any ideas? because I'm running out of them
    e-mail me please: jccs_85@hotmail.com

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    July 2, 2009 - 9:35 AM
  4. This is a great video demonstrating how to cryosection brain that will certainly help me with my future studies. I was wondering, is it always necessary and/or desirable to fix the brain with paraformaldahyde prior to cryoprotecting with sucrose? I seem to recall hearing for some applications, such as IHC, paraformaldahyde fixation may disrupt the antibody/antigen interaction for certain antibodies used. Would someone be willing to comment on this?

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    July 8, 2009 - 8:18 PM
  5. send me an e-mail at spencer.currle@stjude.com

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    July 9, 2009 - 10:32 AM
  6. This is a great video demonstrating how to cryosection brain that will certainly help me with my future studies. I was wondering, is it always necessary and/or desirable to fix the brain with paraformaldahyde prior to cryoprotecting with sucrose? I seem to recall hearing for some applications, such as IHC, paraformaldahyde fixation may disrupt the antibody/antigen interaction for certain antibodies used. Would someone be willing to comment on this?

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    July 9, 2009 - 4:42 PM
  7. I have the same question as Shelly. Some applications require fixing tissue after cryosectioning. Do you have a protocol for this?

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    September 20, 2010 - 3:03 PM
  8. Hello, my name is Xiang Weng, I am a student in Long Island University, department of Biomedical Science, I want to learn cryosectioning, thank you.

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    Posted by: Xiang W.
    October 5, 2012 - 11:24 AM
  9. Hello, my name is Xiang Weng, I am a student in Long Island University, department of Biomedical Science, I want to learn cryosectioning, thank you.

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    Posted by: Xiang W.
    October 5, 2012 - 11:35 AM
  10. I have looked all over for the answer but I cannot find it: How many seconds (or how long in general) dŒs it take to flash freeze a serum lab sample using ethanol and dried ice? Thanks!

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    Posted by: Michele K.
    April 3, 2013 - 8:51 PM
  11. Hello, i am Kudirat, i am a student from University of Barcelona, department of Analytical Chemistry but basically I am in research area of Chemometric. Currently, we are working on a project where we want to get cryosections of Daphnia magna.
    Here are what we have done:
    1 ) We prepare the sample embedding it with 100% OCT, and flash freezing with Liquid Nitrogen directly.
    2) Finally we cut with the microtome cryostat between 12-20 um, which was not sucessful.

    What we have not done.
    1) Fix the sample. This is because we thought it might affect in our results since we are planning to acquire images with these cryosections in FT-IR Spectroscopy.

    At this moment we are planning to try chemical fixation, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since we have little idea of biology.

    Thank you.


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    Posted by: Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 - 6:01 AM

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