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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for In Vivo Assessment of Hepatic Apoptosis

Patient-Derived Cancer Xenograft Zebrafish Model (PDXZ) for Drug Discovery Screening and Personalized Medicine

Quality Control Protocol for Zebrafish Developmental Toxicity Studies

Gap junction protein beta 4 plays an important role in cardiac function in humans, rodents, and zebrafish

A novel orexin antagonist from a natural plant was discovered using zebrafish behavioural analysis

tRapid and stable buffer exchange system using InSitu Chip suitable for multicolor and large-scale whole-mount analyses.


Ogasawara M, Satoh N, Shimada Y, Wang Z, Tanaka T, Noji S.
Dev Genes Evol.:1-5 2005


Whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH) and whole-mount immunohistochemistry (WIHC) are informative methods commonly used to analyze the spatiotemporal and quantitative distribution of mRNAs and proteins. However, these methods require multiple buffer changes and the imposition of time- and nerve-consuming efforts. To facilitate the whole-mount analyses, we innovated an easy and one-step buffer exchange system named "InSitu Chip" based on a single column containing two attached filters. This system improves the speed and stabilizes the different steps of the currently available protocols, providing fast and uniform operations. The InSitu Chip system is especially appropriate for multicolor whole-mount analyses using fluorescent detection. Furthermore, the InSitu Chip system is also suitable for large-scale whole-mount experiments associated with genome, transcriptome, and/or proteome analyses requiring high-throughput, high-quality, and reproducible results. Using the InSitu Chip, about 1,500 gene expression patterns were stably surveyed in ascidian Ciona intestinalis juveniles.

PMID: 16249872 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]