Decalcification of mounted bone sections enhances immunohistochemical staining

Melissa Kacena, Nancy W. Troiano, Christiane E. Coady, Mark C. Horowitz

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Abstract

Specific immunohistochemical techniques are often required to better understand bone pathology as well as normal growth and repair. Various tissue-processing methods can enhance or erode antigen preservation. Here, we examine the decalcification of slide-mounted sections of undecalcified bone embedded in methylmethacrylate by using ethylenediaminetetracetate, formic acid, or hydrochloric acid, in addition to routine immunohistochemical localization procedures. Ethylenediaminetetracetate decalcification allowed for improved antigen staining in select sections, while not demineralizing, and therefore possibly compromising, the whole bone specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Histotechnology
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

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formic acid
Staining and Labeling
Bone and Bones
Methylmethacrylate
Antigens
Hydrochloric Acid
Pathology
Growth

Keywords

  • Bone sialoprotein
  • Histology
  • Methylmethacrylate
  • Mouse
  • Osteocalcin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology

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Kacena, M., Troiano, N. W., Coady, C. E., & Horowitz, M. C. (2003). Decalcification of mounted bone sections enhances immunohistochemical staining. Journal of Histotechnology, 26(2), 105-109.

Decalcification of mounted bone sections enhances immunohistochemical staining. / Kacena, Melissa; Troiano, Nancy W.; Coady, Christiane E.; Horowitz, Mark C.

In: Journal of Histotechnology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 06.2003, p. 105-109.

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Kacena, M, Troiano, NW, Coady, CE & Horowitz, MC 2003, 'Decalcification of mounted bone sections enhances immunohistochemical staining', Journal of Histotechnology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 105-109.
Kacena, Melissa ; Troiano, Nancy W. ; Coady, Christiane E. ; Horowitz, Mark C. / Decalcification of mounted bone sections enhances immunohistochemical staining. In: Journal of Histotechnology. 2003 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 105-109.
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