By Sukriti Nag

Univ. of Toronto, Canada. textual content presents the main points of chosen morphologic, permeability, delivery, in vitro, and molecular ideas for BBB reports. every one half is preceded via a assessment emphasizing the benefits and pitfalls of specific recommendations. Written for researchers in BBB. DNLM: Blood--Brain Barrier--physiology.

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B. Wash slide with distilled water and dip in acetone to differentiate. c. Dehydrate in 2 changes of 100% ethanol and then in 2 changes of xylene for 2 min each. d. Place a drop of Permount on the section and then a cover slip. 2. Ultrathin Sectioning Ultrathin sections are cut from a preselected area of the block, usually based on information obtained by viewing the semithin section. Most sections within the silver to pale gold range (60–90 nm) are suitable for normal work, although thinner sections may be required when high resolution is needed.

The method for manual staining of ultrathin sections is as follows: 1. If en bloc staining with uranyl acetate is done proceed to lead citrate staining (step 4). 2. Place a drop of uranyl acetate on a silicone rubber plate contained in a petri dish. Float the grid on this drop with the section side down for 20 min. Because the surface of this rubber plate is divided into numbered squares, four to five sections can be stained at a time. 3. Rinse the grid by 10–15 quick dips in a 250-mL beaker containing filtered water.

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