Try Citifluor Glycerol from Ted Pella. I have also heard that "Elviol"
(sp?) from Molecular Probes works well.
Mike Moser Tel: 206-543-6585
UW Department of Pathology FAX: 206-543-3967
Box 357705 moser at u.washington.edu
Seattle, WA 98195 http://weber.u.washington.edu/~moser
On Thu, 26 Mar 1998, Steffen Dietzel wrote:
>> I am looking at mammal cell culture cells expressing GFP. To facilitate
> observation of cells in the fluorescent microscope, I would like to use an
> Anti-Fade reagent that minimizes bleaching. Currently we have Propyl Galate
> solved in 90% Glycerol in the lab, however it quenches the GFP-fluorescene in
> formaldehyde fixed cells pretty much!
>> Does anybody know something better than that for fixed cells? Since I am
> intersted in fine structure, my gut-feeling is not to try hardening embeding
> media, because it might deform 3D structure during the hardening process.
>> Also, if somebody would know something for living cells, this also would be
> most interesting.
>> Thanks for all replies