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Li, W., Mukouyama, Y. Whole-mount Immunohistochemical Analysis for Embryonic Limb Skin Vasculature: a Model System to Study Vascular Branching Morphogenesis in Embryo. J. Vis. Exp. (51), e2620, doi:10.3791/2620 (2011).
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Pan-endothelial cell marker
Arterial endothelial cell marker
Venous endothelial cell marker
Lymphatic endothelial cell marker
Smooth muscle cell/pericyte marker
Antibodies forGFP reporter
Antibodies for LacZ reporter
Antibodies for peripheral axon
Antibodies for migrating Schwann cells
(P): polyclonal antibody, (M): monoclonal antibody
#1: Goat anti-Armenian hamster-Cy3 (Jackson ImmunoResearch 127-165-160) antibody should be used as a secondary antibody.
#2: The Collagen IV antibody can be used to detect blood vessels after in situ hybridization.
#3: The Neuropilin1 antibody is kindly provided by the Alex Kolodkin’s lab in the Johns Hopkins University. Sheep anti-human Neuropilin1 antibody is available in R&D (AF3870), although we have not tested it yet.
#4: The LYVE-1 antibodies also detect a subset of macrophages in the embryonic skin.
#5: The anti-αSMA antibody is mouse IgG2a monoclonal antibody.
#6: The Cy3-conjugated αSMA antibody is incubated for 1 hour at room temperature together with secondary antibodies for other primary antibodies.
#7: 2H3 antibody is mouse IgG1 monoclonal antibody against neurofilament.
#8: Tuj1 antibody is mouse IgG2a monoclonal antibody against Neuron-specific class III beta-tubulin.
#9: The BFABP (brain-specific fatty acid binding protein) antibody is kindly provided by the Thomas Müller’s lab in Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine.
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