Demineralized murine skeletal histology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cartilage and bone are specialized skeletal tissues composed of unique extracellular matrices. Bone, in particular, has a highly calcified or mineralized matrix that makes microtomy and standard histological studies very challenging. Therefore, methods to appropriately fix and decalcify mineralized skeletal tissues have been developed to allow for paraffin processing and standard microtomy. In this chapter, we illustrate methods for tissue grossing, fixation, decalcification, paraffin processing, embedding, sectioning, and routine histological staining of demineralized murine skeletal tissues. We also discuss methods for decalcified frozen sectioning of skeletal tissues with and without the use of a tape-transfer system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mack, SA; Maltby, KM; Hilton, MJ

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1130 /

Start / End Page

  • 165 - 183

PubMed ID

  • 24482172

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-6029

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-62703-989-5_12


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States