Saturday, November 22, 2008

Excellent TRPV1-N IHC and WB

Kudos to Dr. Federica MF van Dissel-Emiliani and her team for the excellent Immunohistochemistry and Western Blot results using our TRPV1-N Antibody(Catalog #: RA10110) . The antibody was in their study demonstrating the sensitivity of spermatogenesis to capsaicin.

Here's the related publication:

Sefika C Mizrak, Bart M Gadella, Hatice Erdost, Aytekin Ozer, Ana MM van Pelt, Federica MF van Dissel-Emiliani. Spermatogonial stem cell sensitivity to capsaicin: An in vitro study. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2008, 6:52 doi:10.1186/1477-7827-6-52.
Anti TRPV1 antibody staining: Bouin's fixed, paraffin embedded 5 um-thick rat testis sections were deparaffinized and boiled in a microwave oven (700 Watt) 3x10 min in sodium citrate buffer (0.1 mM, pH=6) for antigen retrieval. All subsequent incubations were performed for 1 hour at room temperature. The slides were then blocked with 5 % goat serum in 1 % BSA/PBS and incubated with the rabbit anti human - VR1 antibody (Neuromics, Edina, MN, USA; 1:500 in 1% BSA/PBS). Biotinilated goat anti-rabbit secondary antibody (BA-1000, Vector Labs; 1:200 in 1% BSA/PBS) was then applied. The ABC kit was finally used according to the manufacturer's instructions. Antibody reactivity was finally detected by diaminobenzidine staining (DAB, Sigma, St. Louis, MO, USA). Sections were counterstained with hematoxylin, dehydrated, mounted with Pertex and studied. Goat serum was applied on control sections.
Image: Photomicrograph of a section through an adult rat testis showing TRPV1 labelling of premeiotic germ cells, at stage II of the seminiferous epithelium. Arrow, undifferentiated spermatogonia; arrow head, early pachytene spermatocytes; asterisk, Sertoli cells.
SDS-PAGE and Western blotting: Protein lysates from the cell lines Gc-5spg and Gc-6spg and the control glioma cell line (A10-85) were prepared in RIPA buffer (PBS, 1% NP40, 0.5% sodium deoxycholate, 0.1% SDS) including 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonylfluoride. Of each sample, 50 μg were separated on a 12% SDS-polyacrylamide gel and blotted onto a polyvinylidene fluoride membrane (Millipore Corp., Bedford, MA, USA). Western blots were blocked using Blotto-A, containing 5% Protifar (Nutricia, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands) in Tris-buffered saline (10 mM Tris; 150 mM NaCl, pH 7.6), including 0.05% Tween-20. Rabbit polyclonal anti-VR1 antibody (Neuromics) was diluted 1:1000 in Blotto-A and incubated for 1 h at room temperature. Blots were washed with Tris-buffered saline with 0.05% Tween-20. After incubation with goat anti-rabbit-HRP (P-0260 Dako Cytomation, 1:5000 inBlotto-A) secondary antibody for 1 h, blots were incubated with the electrochemiluminescence kit (ECL, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, Little Chalfont, UK)and exposed to an x-ray film (RX-omat, Kodak, Chalone / Saone, France).

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