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Immunohistochemical Localization of Calpains in the Amphibian Xenopus laevis

  • Jean-Marie ExbrayatEmail author
  • Elara N. Moudilou
  • Claire Brun
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1915)


Though histochemical techniques have been used for decades, they are still very important in basic research. They make it possible to work on fixed tissues and provide a large amount of information in a relatively short time and at a low cost. Here we describe methods for indirect immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence on sections of tadpoles and tissues of adult amphibians belonging to the species Xenopus laevis. The objective is to localize calpains within tissues in order to understand their involvement in cellular processes.

Key words

Immunofluorescence Immunohistochemistry Calpains Amphibians Embryonic development 



This work was supported by the Lyon Catholic University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Exbrayat
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elara N. Moudilou
    • 1
  • Claire Brun
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Lyon, UMRS 449: General Biology—Reproduction and Comparative Development, Lyon Catholic University (UCLy), Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE, PSL)LyonFrance

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