Educational Articles

Delineating cell lineage in the collecting duct of mouse kidney

Differentiating principal cell from intercalated cell Expand The collecting duct in the kidney consists in three types of cells, principal cells, alpha-intercalated cells and beta-intercalated cells. The principal cells are primarily responsible for salt and water transport while alpha- and beta-intercalated cells are responsible for acid-base transport. Figure legend Anti-Aqp2 antibody labels the luminal membrane […]

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Fluorescent FFPE of mouse embryo section

The skin Expand The skin, or integument, consists of two major layers: the epidermis, composed of stratified squamous epithelium that is keratinized, and the dermis, composed of connective tissue. Figure legend E-cadherin proteins label the epithelial cell junctions in the epidermis of the skin from a mouse embryo at E12.5 on FFPE section. The kidney […]

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Dual-color fluorescent IHC on FFPE section

Low-magnification fluorescent imaging Expand FFPE sections were obtained from formalin (10% neutral formaldehyde) fixed mouse kidney tissues. Antigens on FFPE sections were retrieved by citrate solution at pH 6.0. Two BiCell Scientific antibodies, raised in rat and rabbit respectively, were incubated with FFPE sections to detect two independent antigen proteins. Figure legend Fluorescent IHC on […]

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Protocol for Staining Na-Pi Cotransporter

Materials and Reagents Expand Equipment Leica CM1950 automatic sectioning cryostat. Thermo Fisher Scientific round (12 mm diameter) cover glass (thickness No 1.5). Thermo Fisher Scientific ColorFrostTM Plus slides made of positively charge uncoated glass.   Tissue-tek Expand Tissue-tek OCT 4583 compound from VWR. Tissue-tek cryomolds from VWR. Fixation Buffers Expand 2% paraformaldehyde in PBS NaCl […]

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Jerrold R. Turner, M.D., Ph.D.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital | Harvard Medical School

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Univ.-Prof. Jay Gopalakrishnan PhD

Heinrich-Heine-Universität | Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

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Julie Craft Van De Weghe, PhD

School of Medicine | University of Washington

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Divyesh Joshi, PhD

School of Medicine | Yale University

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