difference between IHC and ICC
Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:15 AM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:14 AM
ICC immunocytochemistry : immunostaining of cultured cells
Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:17 AM
does anyone know the difference between IHC and ICC?
IHC: immunohistochemistry, ICC: immunocytochemistry. As far as I understand IHC stains tissue sections, while ICC stains "free" cells preparations (whether from tissue culture, or primary isolated).
Here's what Wikipedia has to say... pretty much what I though but explained better Immunocytochemistry differs from immunohistochemistry in that the former is performed on samples of intact cells that have had most, if not all, their surrounding extracellular matrix removed. This includes cells grown within a culture, deposited from suspension, or taken from a smear. In contrast, immunohistochemical samples are sections of tissue, where each cell is surrounded by tissue architecture and other cells normally found in the intact tissue.
Posted 12 June 2009 - 04:31 AM