*11.1.2 Acridine orange staining

Acridine orange (AO) is a vital dye that stains apoptotic cells, but not necrotic cells.

Yuki Nakatani~
Tokyo Institute of Technology

** Reagents

-5 µg/ml acridine orange (AO) solution
-medaka ringer solution

** Method
+Larva or adult fish are incubated in AO solution for 30 to 60 min in the dark.
+Wash several times with medaka ringer solution.
+Signals are detected using the green (FITC) filter set with a fluorescence microscope.

** Reference

Barrallo-Gimeno A, Holzschuh J, Driever W, Knapik EW. (2004). Neural crest survival and differentiation in zebrafish depends on mont blanc/tfap2a gene function. Development 131 (7), 1463-1477.

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