Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE)

Controls Slides Immunopathology NEURON SPECIFIC ENOLASE (NSE)
Tissue: 
(+) Pancreas / (-) Adipose
Adhesive or Charged Slides: 
Superfrost +

Product Options:

Part # 3611A10/Set $59.00
Part # 3611B98/Set $446.00

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Tissue:  Positive staining pancreas and negative staining adipose.

Fixation: Formalin 10%, Phosphate Buffered (Part 1090).

Section/Glass: Paraffin sections cut at 4 microns on Superfrost™ Plus slides.

Quality Control Stain:  NSE quality control stained slide(s) included.

Reactivity: Guaranteed product specific reactivity for one year from date of receipt. Revalidate after one year to verify continued reactivity. 

Storage: 15-30°C in a light deprived and humidity controlled environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Before using unstained control slides, review the enclosed stained slide(s) to ensure that this tissue source is acceptable for testing needs.

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The enclosed positive control slides are intended to verify histological techniques and reagent reactivity. The intended use is for the qualitative purpose of determining positive or negative results, and not intended for any quantitative purpose. These positive control slides are produced from human surgical or autopsy tissues under carefully controlled conditions.  Quality control measures are used to deliver control slides that are as consistent as possible. 

 

APPLICATION:

Newcomer Supply Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) Control Slides are for the positive immunohistochemical staining of NSE, expressed in both normal and neoplastic cells of neuronal and neuroendocrine origin, and can be used for identification of peripheral nerves, neural and neuroendocrine tumors.

 

NEWCOMER SUPPLY VALIDATION PROCEDURE:

  1. Heat dry sections in oven according to your laboratory protocol.
  2. Deparaffinize sections thoroughly in three changes of xylene, 3 minutes each.  Hydrate through two changes each of 100% and 95% ethyl alcohols, 10 dips each.  Wash well with distilled water.
    1. See Procedure Note #1.
  3. Proceed, if necessary, with an epitope/antigen retrieval technique approved for use in your laboratory.
  4. Rinse in distilled water; tap off excess water.
  5. Circle sections with Pap Pen Liquid Blocker (Part 6505, 6506 or 6507) to reduce reagent usage and ensure tissue coverage.
  6. Block endogenous peroxidase with freshly made 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Incubate for 5 minutes.
    1. See Procedure Note #2.
  7. Wash slides gently in distilled water. Rinse in two changes of Tris Buffered Saline.
    1. See Procedure Note #3.
  8. Tap off excess buffer; apply Neuron-Specific Enolase primary antibody.  Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  9. Rinse slides in two changes of buffer.
  10. Tap off excess buffer; apply Link.  Incubate for 10 minutes.
  11. Rinse slides in two changes of buffer.
  12. Tap off excess buffer; apply Label.  Incubate for 10 minutes.
  13. Rinse slides in two changes of buffer.
  14. Prepare required quantity of DAB substrate/chromogen.
  15. Tap off excess buffer; apply DAB. Incubate for 5 minutes.
  16. Rinse slides in four changes of distilled water.
  17. Counterstain lightly with Hematoxylin Stain, Gill I (Part 1180) for 5 minutes.
  18. Rinse slides in warm tap water to blue sections.
  19. Dehydrate in two changes each of 95% and 100% ethyl alcohol. Clear in three changes of xylene, 10 dips each; coverslip with compatible mounting medium. 

 

RESULTS:

NSE positive expression Brown cytoplasmic staining
Adipose Negative
Nuclei Blue

 

PROCEDURE NOTES:

  1. Do not allow sections to dry out at any point during procedure.
  2. Dilute sufficient Hydrogen Peroxide 30%, Aqueous (Part 1206) with distilled water to a 3% (1/10) solution prior to use.
  3. Dilute sufficient Tris Buffered Saline 0.05M, pH 7.6, 10X (Part 140304) with distilled water to a 1/10 solution prior to use for all buffer rinses in this procedure.
  4. Agilent Neuron-Specific Enolase (BBS/NC/VI-H14) is the primary antibody used.  Dilute primary antibody to a 1/3 working dilution with Cell Marque Emerald: Antibody Diluent (936B).
  5. Agilent LSAB2 (K0675) Visualization Kit provides the Link and Label solutions used.
  6. Cell Marque DAB Substrate Kit (957D) is the chromogen used.
  7. If using a xylene substitute, closely follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for deparaffinization and clearing steps.

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Agilent Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) Antibody datasheet
  2. Cell Marque Emerald: Antibody Diluent datasheet.
  3. Agilent LSAB2 Visualization Kit datasheet.
  4. Cell Marque DAB Substrate Kit datasheet.
  5. Modifications developed by Newcomer Supply Laboratory.