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Immunostaining basics: What to know before starting

Observation is one of the fundamental steps in the scientific method. However, for centuries the scientific study of tissues was limited to observations of dissections with the unaided eye. It was not until the mid-19th century with the introduction of dyes, such as hematoxylin, that the subcellular structure of tissues became visible and the science of histochemistry emerged (1).

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All about VECTASTAIN® ABC Kits for immunodetection

Avidin-Biotin Complex, or ABC-based detection, is one of the most widely used methods for staining. This method exploits the high affinity exhibited between the protein avidin and the vitamin biotin forming large macromolecular complexes containing multiple enzyme molecules—either horse radish peroxidase (HRP) or alkaline phosphatase (AP).

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