Immunocytochemical techniques for whole mount in situ protein localization in plants Journal Article


Author(s): Sauer, Michael; Paciorek, Tomasz; Benková, Eva; Friml, Jiří
Article Title: Immunocytochemical techniques for whole mount in situ protein localization in plants
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Abstract: As the field of plant molecular biology is swiftly advancing, a need has been created for methods that allow rapid and reliable in situ localization of proteins in plant cells. Here we describe a whole-mount 'immunolocalization' technique for various plant tissues, including roots, hypocotyls, cotyledons, young primary leaves and embryos of Arabidopsis thaliana and other species. The detailed protocol, recommended controls and troubleshooting are presented, along with examples of applications. The protocol consists of five main procedures: tissue fixation, tissue permeation, blocking, primary and secondary antibody incubation. Notably, the first procedure (tissue fixation) includes several steps (4-12) that are absolutely necessary for protein localization in hypocotyls, cotyledons and young primary leaves but should be omitted for other tissues. The protocol is usually done in 3 days, but could also be completed in 2 days.
Keywords: Immunohistochemistry; Arabidopsis; Arabidopsis Proteins
Journal Title: Nature Protocols
Volume: 1
Issue 1
ISSN: 1750-2799
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group  
Date Published: 2006-06-01
Start Page: 98
End Page: 103
DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2006.15
Open access: no