Coated glass slides TACAS are applicable to heat-assisted immunostaining and In situ hybridization at the electron microscopy level

Takahiro Matsui, Takanori Onouchi, Kazuya Shiogama, Yasuyoshi Mizutani, Ken Ichi Inada, Fuxun Yu, Daisuke Hayasaka, Koichi Morita, Hirohisa Ogawa, Fumihiko Mahara, Yutaka Tsutsumi

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We performed pre-embedding electron microscopic study for visualizing the antigen and genome of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) virus in the cytoplasm of macrophages of the human splenic red pulp, both requesting preheating treatment of sections. To pursue this, coated glass slides with unique characteristics are needed. Namely, during staining they must prevent detaching off sections, but after staining the sections must be transferred to epoxy resin. Aminopropyltriexoxysilane-coated glass slides, widely used for immunostaining, were resistant to transfer to epoxy resin. In contrast, coated glass slides designated as Thinlayer Advanced Cytology Assay System (TACAS) were suitable for this purpose. The technique is also applicable to the coated glass slide-requiring cytology practice, in which immunocytochemical evaluation is needed after cell transfer to another glass slide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalActa Histochemica et Cytochemica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 29-10-2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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