Immunocytochemical identification of G-protein-coupled receptor expression and localization.

Laura C. Mongan, Blair D. Grubb

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    Immunocytochemistry exploits the incomparable specificity of the antibody-antigen interaction to form the basis of a flexible approach to the study of expression and localization of proteins both in model systems and their physiological context. This chapter details the theory and practice of the technique as well as lists the materials required. A general protocol is proposed, which can be adapted to suit the needs of individual investigators using the suggestions outlined in the Notes. The use of frozen tissue sections and cultured cells is described. Finally, the most common causes for failure of the technique are presented, along with likely solutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReceptor Signal Transduction Protocols
    PublisherHumana Press
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781592597543
    ISBN (Print)9781588293299
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

    Publication series

    NameMethods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.)
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)1064-3745


    • Antibody
    • antigen
    • fluorescence microscopy
    • immunofluorescence
    • morphology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics


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