RNA In Situ Hybridization


About the Core


The Core provides a full service that includes dissecting and collecting animal tissue specimens, preparation of frozen sections, preparation of RNA probes from customer templates, conducting high-throughput ISH1, whole-slide microscopy (brightfield or fluorescence) and quantification of expression patterns. We also offer X-gal staining of sections.

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Services Available


The following services are available:

  • Rodent dissection and tissue embedding
  • Training for dissection and tissue embedding
  • Tissue sectioning (cryostat)
  • mRNA probe preparation
  • RNA in situ hybridization (chromogenic or fluorescent)
  • X-gal staining
  • Whole section imaging (mosaic images), bright field or fluorescent
  • Quantification of RNA in situ hybridization signal (brightfield only)

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Information for Users


To discuss project details, pricing and scheduling please contact Dr. Cecilia Ljungberg ( Here is the current price list for IDDRC members. Volume discounts are available.

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Recent Publications Using the Core




We ask that all IDDRC users acknowledge the core as follows:

"The project described was supported in part by the RNA In Situ Hybridization Core facility at Baylor College of Medicine, which is supported by a Shared Instrumentation grant from the NIH (1S10OD016167) and the NIH IDDRC grant U54HD083092 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health".

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