Elastin Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry


Description: Elastin is a major structural protein of tissues such as aorta, which must expand rapidly and recover completely. Elastin chains are cross-linked together into an extensible 3D network. It is a molecular determinant of late arterial morphogenesis, stabilizing arterial structure by regulating proliferation and organization of vascular smooth muscle. Defects in elastin are a cause of autosomal dominant cutis laxa.


Primary Antibody

Name: Elastin IHC Antibody

Clone: Mouse Monoclonal: IL-4

Supplier: IHC World

Catalog Number: IW-MA1038

Dilution: Ready to Use

Incubation Time/Temp: 60 min/room temperature

Antigen Retrieval
Device: Incubator
Buffer/pH value: IHC-TekTM Proteinase K (Cat# IW-1101)
Heat/Cool Temperature: 37 ºC/room temperature
Heat/Cool Time: 20 minutes/20 minutes

Detection Methods
Standard Method: ABC Method or LSAB Method
Enhanced Method: Polymeric Methods

Chromogen Substrate
Reagent: DAB
Incubation Time/Temperature: 1-3 minutes/room temperature

Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Staining Pattern: Extracellular
Images: Search image

Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human, dog, guinea pig.
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded sections.
Positive Control: Skin, kidney, small intestine.
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control
Blocking: Normal serum blocking is not needed for this RTU antibody; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary