Our interview with Stuart Pickering Brown, Professor of Neurogenetics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester. He talks about his research into Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (or FTLD), the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. With thanks to Riverhorse.tv for the filming of the video.
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Immunofluorescence is a technique used for light microscopy with a fluorescence microscope and is used primarily on biological samples. This technique uses the specificity of antibodies to their antigen to target fluorescent dyes to specific biomolecule targets within a cell, and therefore allows visualisation of the distribution of the target molecule through the sample. The… Continue Reading »
Immunohistochemistry or IHC refers to the process of detecting antigens (e.g., proteins) in cells of a tissue section by exploiting the principle of antibodies binding specifically to antigens in biological tissues. The video shown is Proteintech Group’s preferred method.
The Western blot (sometimes called the protein immunoblot) is a widely used analytical technique used to detect specific proteins in the given sample of tissue homogenate or extract. It uses gel electrophoresis to separate native or denatured proteins by the length of the polypeptide (denaturing conditions) or by the 3-D structure of the protein (native/… Continue Reading »
Keith Siew is an Affiliate Representative member of the Physiological Society who, after studying for his Masters in Science at University College Dublin, is just about to start his PhD at the University of Cambridge. We spoke to Keith at the annual Physiological Society meeting Physiology 2011 this July and asked him a few questions… Continue Reading »