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Histogene™ LCM Frozen Section Staining Kit, includes dehydration chemicals, stain, and slides

Catalog number:  KIT0401

 Related applications: Laser Capture Microdissection

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The Arcturus® HistoGene® LCM Frozen Section Staining Kit comes complete with all the reagents and supplies needed for preparing frozen tissue sections for laser capture microdissection (LCM). Designed as a fast-penetrating stain, this kit provides excellent contrast while preserving nucleic acid integrity and retaining low-abundance mRNAs.

Key product features:
• Optimized process—provide superior staining while preserving RNA
• Comprehensive kit—simplify tissue staining and dehydration
• High-quality RNA yield—retain low-abundance mRNA and maintain RNA integrity
• Versatile application—obtain high-quality RNA from many tissue types
• Modular design—use with other Arcturus products to produce superior microarray data

Provide Superior Staining while Preserving Nucleic Acids
HistoGene® Staining Solution has been developed by Arcturus® to stain tissues for LCM subsequently used as sources of nucleic acids. It is a fast-penetrating stain that provides good contrast by differential staining of nuclei (purple) and cytoplasm (light pink). By minimizing the exposure of tissues to water where nucleases may be activated, HistoGene® stain helps to preserve nucleic integrity that may be otherwise compromised when using longer staining protocols.

Simplify Tissue Staining and Dehydration
The HistoGene® LCM Frozen Section Staining Kit comes complete with all the reagents and supplies needed for preparing frozen tissue sections for LCM.

Retain Low-abundance mRNA
RT-PCR analysis of specific genes from cells captured from tissues processed using the HistoGene® LCM Frozen Section Staining Kit shows retention of both low-abundance mRNA and higher-abundance species. The mRNA profile of HistoGene® samples appears free of degradation.

Maintain RNA Integrity
Tissues prepared for LCM using HistoGene® LCM Frozen Section Staining Kit reagents, supplies and instructions yield high quality RNA.

Obtain High-quality RNA from Many Tissue Types
Arcturus® has validated the HistoGene® Kit by examining RNA integrity on many tissue types. All tissues tested to date using the HistoGene® Kit have yielded quality RNA. Validated tissue types include (Table 1):

Part of the Arcturus® System for Microgenomics
The HistoGene® LCM Frozen Section Staining Kit is part of the Arcturus® Complete System of Microgenomics and is designed to seamlessly work together to produce high quality expression microarrays. With the PicoPure® RNA Isolation Kit, you can recover a high yield of RNA from as few as 10 cells in a minimal volume. The RiboAmp® RNA Amplification Kit can amplify picograms of your RNA sample into micrograms of amplified RNA (aRNA) that is ready for labeling and hybridization to microarrays. Arcturus® instruments and kits increase the reliability and reproducibility of gene expression studies.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Downstream Application: Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM)
For Use With (Equipment): ArcturusXT™ LCM Instrument
Product Line: Histogene®
Product Size: 72 applications
Sample Type (General): Cells, Tissue
Sample Type (Specific): Tissue (Frozen)
Workflow Step: Tissue Staining

Contents & storage

HistoGene® Staining Solution, ethanols (100%, 95%, 75%), xylenes, slide staining jars, HistoGene® LCM slides. Store at room temperature


Manuals & protocols

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