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fixation in PFA diluted with water


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#1 hrltwc

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:00 PM

Hi,

I would like to ask if 16% PFA was diluted in water instead of PBS and used for fixation,what would happen to the cells?

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:28 PM

They would be quite unhappy - this would cause an increase in osmotic pressure on the cells, causing them to take up water and probably burst.




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