Immunohistochemistry for Brain Sections (ABC and Immunofluorescence)


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PI: Ralph Nixon
Affiliation: New York University School of Medicine and the Nathan Kline Institute
Submitted by: Ralph Nixon
Posted Date: 19 Jun 2009

Brief Description

Frequently used on human and mouse brain sections for detecting pathologies in the endocytic-autophagic-lysosomal pathways such as changes in the numbers, types and distribution of vacuoles, and expression levels of individual molecules in the pathways.


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avidin-biotin complex, ABC, immunofluorescence, brain sections, confocal microscopy

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