Tissue microarrays (TMA) is to make different individual tissues arrange regularly on a slide. The customer provides us single tissue or paraffin blocks and we provide the production service of TMA according to the requirement of different diameters of blots, different numbers and different arrangement.
Double IF is a research based on the principle of antigen and antibody specific binding，to make the chromogenic reagent ( fluorescein) color of the labeled antibody by chemical reaction，to determine the intracellular antigen (polypeptide and protein)，and make the Positioning, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
TMA-double IF combines two technologies, gathered the advantages of both.
1.1 Deparaffinize and rehydrate: incubate TMA in 2 changes of xylene, 15 min each. Dehydrate in 2 changes of pure ethanol for 5 min, followed by dehydrate in gradient ethanol of 85% and 75% ethanol, respectively, 5 min each. Wash in distilled water.
1.2 Antigen retrieval: immerse the slides in EDTA antigen retrieval buffer (pH 8.0) and maintain at a sub-boiling temperature for 8 min, standing for 8 min and then followed by another sub-boiling temperature for 7 min. Be sure to prevent buffer solution evaporate. Let air cooling. Wash three times with PBS (pH 7.4) in a Rocker device, 5 min each. Use the right antigen retrieval buffer and heat extent according to tissue characteristics.
1.3 Spontaneous fluorescence quenching: eliminate obvious liquid, mark the objective tissue with liquid blocker pen. Add spontaneous fluorescence quenching reagent to incubate for 5 min. Wash in running tap water.
1.4 BSA blocking: Add 3% BSA to cover the marked tissue to block non-specific binding for 30 min BSA.
1.5 Primary antibody（Two kinds of non-homologous primary antibodies）: throw away the blocking solution slightly. Incubate slides with primary antibody (diluted with PBS appropriately) overnight at 4 ℃, placed in a wet box containing a little water.
1.6 Secondary antibody（Two kinds of secondary antibodies with different fluorescently label）: wash slides three times with PBS (pH 7.4) in a Rocker device, 5 min each. Then throw away liquid slightly. Cover objective tissue with secondary antibody (appropriately respond to primary antibody in species), incubate at room temperature for 50 min in dark condition
1.7 DAPI counterstain in nucleus: wash three times with PBS (pH 7.4) in a Rocker device, 5 min each. Then incubate with DAPI solution at room temperature for 10 min, kept in dark place.
1.8 Mount: wash three times with PBS (pH 7.4) in a Rocker device, 5 min each. Throw away liquid slightly, then coverslip with anti-fade mounting medium.
1.9 Microscopy detection and collect images by Fluorescent Microscopy. DAPI glows blue by UV excitation wavelength 330-380 nm and emission wavelength 420 nm; FITC glows green by excitation wavelength 465-495 nm and emission wavelength 515-555 nm; CY3 glows red by excitation wavelength 510-560 nm and emission wavelength 590 nm.
Nucleus is blue by labeling with DAPI. Positive cells are green or red according to the fluorescent labels used.