Kidney Services


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Added on October 7, 2014 at 3:07 PM by Tripp, Fran
Modified on October 8, 2014 at 7:20 AM by Tripp, Fran
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Anesthetized mouse will be perfused with phosphate buffered saline (PBS) at 150-160 mmHg via a butterfly 23G needle inserted into left ventricle. One kidney can be harvested and the other kidney can be further perfused with 4% paraformaldehyde.
Mouse kidney perfused with 4% paraformaldehyde will be embedded in parafine. Four-micrometer section can be processed and stained with hematoxylin-eosin (HE) or periodic acid Schiff (PAS).

Glomerulosclerotic score can be calculated in PAS stained section. Mesangial matrix expansion occupying <25, 25-50, 50-75, or >75% of tuff is scored 1, 2, 3, and 4+, respectively, and no mesangial expansion was scored as 0.