In tissue sections, autofluorescence is the unwanted fluorescence that can make it difficult or impossible to distinguish antigen-specific signal from non-specific background. The novel, patent-pending Vector® TrueVIEW™ Autofluorescence Quenching Kit specifically binds and quenches autofluorescent elements from non-lipofuscin sources, significantly enhancing signal-to-noise in most immunofluorescence assays.
Whereas most methods for reducing tissue autofluorescence act primarily on lipofuscin granules, the Vector® TrueVIEW™ quencher targets fluorescence from non-lipofuscin sources, including aldehyde fixation, red blood cells, and structural elements, such as collagen and elastin. It provides a clear, unambiguous “true view” of target antigen localization, even in problematic tissues, such as kidney, spleen and pancreas.
Comparisons with other commercials and “home brew” approaches show that Vector® TrueVIEW™ is easier to use and more effective. The images below show the results of side-by-side comparisons on serial sections of formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded human pancreas visualized using a standard fluorescein (green) filter. No specific immunofluorescence staining was conducted.
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Following completion of immunofluorescence staining:
|Vector® TrueVIEW™ Autofluorescence Quenching Kit||SP-8400|
|VECTASHIELD® Vibrance™ Antifade Mounting Medium||H-1700|
|VECTASHIELD® Vibrance™ with DAPI Antifade Mounting Medium||H-1800|