HCR IHC + HCR RNA-FISH Protocols
Simultaneous multiplexed, quantitative, high-resolution protein and RNA imaging
HCR IHC probes, amplifiers, and buffers and HCR RNA-FISH probe sets, amplifiers, and buffers enable a unified approach to multiplexed quantitative high-resolution immunohistochemistry (IHC) and RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (RNA FISH; how HCR IHC + HCR RNA-FISH works)
HCR IHC + HCR RNA-FISH: Protocol Overview
Protein Detection Stage
RNA Detection Stage
The same 3-stage protocol is used independent of the number of protein and RNA targets.
Simple Robust Protocols
HCR IHC + HCR RNA-FISH protocols are simple, robust, and enzyme-free, requiring only 3 stages independent of the number of protein and RNA targets.
HCR enables straightforward multiplexing using 1-step quantitative signal amplification for all protein and RNA targets simultaneously.
Any organism across the tree of life
Free custom probe design for any target mRNA in any organism. For protein targets, plug-and-play using your own 1º antibodies of choice (without modification) in combination with validated HCR 2º antibody probes.
Normal Sleep Schedule
We favor protocols with an overnight probe incubation step to enable researchers to maintain a normal sleep schedule; durations can be customized as desired based on sample thickness.
Simultaneous Quantitative High-Resolution Protein and RNA Imaging
qHCR protein and RNA imaging enables protein and RNA relative quantitation with subcellular resolution in the anatomical context of highly autofluorescent samples.