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Immunochemistry / Immunofluorescence

Immunolabelling helps the localization of a protein into a tissue or a cell, by using a specific antibody that can be revealed by an enzymatic or fluorescent reaction.

Immunolabelling services can be carried out on paraffin-embedded tissues as well as on frozen tissues.

Cutaneous substitute -  anti-Ki67 Mouse Skin _IF on paraffin section_Cytokeratin 10

Triple immunofluorescence in paraffin sectionBovine Cartilage _ IHC Collagen IIB


















Contrary to a technical support center, Novotec offers a customized service that ensures a scientific and technical support in the conception of its clients’ project. The development of optimized protocols is provided contingent on the target protein, the antibody, the studied tissue and the various technical constraints, notably through feasibility studies.

Observations and interpretation of results are detailed into an illustrated report.




  • «Fresh and in vitro osteodifferentiated human amniotic membrane, alone or associated with an additional scaffold, does not induce ectopic bone formation in Balb/c mice. Cell and Tissue Banking, 1-9»
    Laurent R., Nallet A., De Billy B., Obert L., Nicod L., Meyer C., Layrolle P., Zwetyenga N., Gindraux F.
  • «Transglutaminase-2 : a new endostatin partner in the extracellular matrix of endothelial cells. Biochem .J. 2012, 427, 467-475»
    Faye C, Inforzato A., Bignon M., Hartmann D.J., Muller L., Ballut L., Olsen B.R., Day A.J., and Ricard-Blum S.
  • «Storage and qualification of viable intact human amniotic graft and technology transfer to a tissue bank. Cell Tissue Bank. 2014 Jun;15(2):267-75.»
    Laurent R., Nallet A., Obert L., Nicod L., Gindraux F.
  • «Osteoblastic differentiation of Wharton's jelly biopsies and its mesenchymal stromal cells after xeno-free culture. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul;134(1):59e-69e.»
    Mueller A., Forraz N., Gueven S., Atzenia G., Degoul O., Pagnon-Minot A., Hartmann D., Martin I., Scherberich A., McGuckin C.
  • «Enhanced magnitude and breadth of neutralizing humoral response to a DNA vaccine targeting the DHBV envelope protein delivered by in vivo electroporation.Virology; 2012 Mar 30; 425(1):61-9. Epub 2012 Jan 28.»
    Khawaja G., Buronfosse T., Jamard C., Guerret S., Zoulim F., Luxembourg A., Hannaman D., Evans C., Hartmann D., Cova L.
  • «In situ Hybridization to evaluate the wound healing process of a bilayered living cell-based construct (Apligraf®) in a nude mice model - 2010 june, TERMIS-EU, Galway, Ireland.»
    Rousseau C. and Pagnon-Minot A., Guerret S., Hartmann D.J, Ronfard V.
  • «Short term integration on human bilayered living skin substitute (Apligraf®) grafted onto nude mice - 19th Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society with SAWC (Symposium on Advanced Wound Care) 2009 April 26-29, Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.»
    Rousseau C., Thillou F., Pagnon-Minot A., Guerret S., Hartmann D.J, Ronfard V.
  • «Hyperphosphataemia sensitizes renally impaired rats to the profibrotic effects of gadodiamide. Br J Pharmacol, 2012 Feb;165(4b):1151-1162.»
    Fretellier N., Idée J.M., Bruneval P., Guerret S., Daubiné F., Jestin G., Factor C., Poveda N., Dencausse A., Massicot F., Laprévote O., Mandet C., Bouzian N., Port M., Corot C.
  • «Collagen XV, a novel factor in zebrafish notochord differentiation and muscle development. Dev Biol 2008, 316, 21-35.»
    Pagnon-Minot A., Malbouyres M., Haftek-Terreau Z., Kim H.R., Sasaki T., Thisse C., Thisse B., Ingham P.W., Ruggiero F., Le Guellec D.
  • «Confocal laser scanning microscopy using dialkylcarbocyanine dyes for cell tracing in hard and soft biomaterials. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B Appl. Biomater. 2007, 81, 153-161.»
    Heinrich L., Freyria AM., Melin M., Tourneur Y., Maksoud R., Bernengo JC., Hartmann D.J.
  • «Rise in gamma interferon expression during resolution of duck hepatitis B virus infection. J. Gen.Virol. 2006, 87, 3225-3232.»
    Narayan R., Buronfosse T., Schultz U., Chevallier-Gueyron P., Guerret S., Chevallier M., Saade F., Ndeboko B., Trepo C., Zoulim F., Cova L.
  • «Complete unilateral ureteral obstruction in the fetal lamb. Part II: Long-term outcomes of renal tissue development. J Urol. 2006, 4, 1548-1558.»
    Mure P.Y., Gelas T, Dijoud F, Guerret S, Benchaib M, Hartmann DJ, Mouriquand P.
  • «Influence of medium composition, static and stirred conditions on the proliferation of and matrix protein expression of bovine articular chondrocytes cultures in 3-D collagen scaffold. Biomaterial 2004, 25, 687-697.»
    Freyria A.M., Cortial D., Ronzière M.C., Guerret S., Herbage D.
  • «Long term remodeling of a bilayered living human skin equivalent (Apligraf®) grafted onto nude mice: immunolocalization of human cells and characterization of extracellular matrix. Wound Rep. Reg. 2003, 11, 35-45.»
    Guerret S., Govignon E., Hartmann D.J., Ronfard V.
  • «Ischemia induces early expression of a new transcription factor (6A3-5) in kidney vascular smooth muscle cells. Studied in rat and human renal pathology. Am J Pathol 2003, 163, 2485-2494.»
    Garin G., Badid C., McGregor B., Vincent M., Guerret S., Zibara K., Hurlstone A., Laville M., McGregor J.L.
  • «Keratinocytes influence the maturation and organization of the elastin network in a skin equivalent. J. Invest Dermatol 2000, 114, 365-370.»
    Duplan-Perrat F., Damour O., Montrocher C., Peyrol S., Grenier G., Jacob M.P., Braye F.
  • «Mycophenate mofetil reduces myofibroblast infiltration and collagen III deposition in rat remnant kidney. Kidney Intern 2000, 58, 51-61.»
    Badid C., Vincent M, McGregor B., Melin M., Hadj-AImsa A., Veyssere C., Hartmann D.J., Desmoulière A., Laville M.
  • «Myofibroblast in schistosomal portal fibrosis of man. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro 1999, 94, 87-93.»
    Andrade Z.A., Guerret S., Fernandes A.M.L.
  • «Lysyl oxidase gene expression in the stromal reaction to in situ and invasive ductal breast carcinoma. Am. J. Pathol. 1997, 150, 497-507.»
    Peyrol S., Raccurt M., Gerard F., Gleyzal C., Grimaud J.A., Sommer P.
  • «Extracellular Matrix Deposition, lysyl oxidase expression, and myofibroblastic differentiation during the initial stages of cholestatic fibrosis in the rat. Lab. Invest. 1997, 76, 765-778.»
    Desmoulière A., Darby I., Monte Alto Costa A., Raccurt M., Tuchweber B., Sommer P., Gabbiani G.
  • «Ultrastructural localization of the major components of the extracellular matrix in normal rat nerve. J. Histochem. Cytochem. 1992, 40, 859-868.»
    Lorimier P., Mezin P., Labat Moleur F., Pinel N., Peyrol S., Stoebner P.
  • «The role of fibroblasts in dermal vascularization and remodeling of reconstructed human skin after transplantation onto the nude mouse. Transplantation 1992, 54, 317-326.»
    Demarchez M., Hartmann D.J., Regnier M., Asselineau D.
  • «Changes in the elastic tissue of the non-sun-exposed skin of cigarette smokers. Br. J. Dermatol. 1991, 125, 43-47.»
    Frances C., BoImnic S., Hartmann D.J., Dautzenberg B., Branchet M.C., Le Charpentier Y, Robert L.
  • «Desmin expression in fibroblasts of murine periovular granuloma during liver Schistosoma mansoni infection. Differentiation 1991, 46, 89-95.»
    Bolmont C., Andujar M., Peyrol S., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Elastin in human, baboon, and mouse liver: an immunohistochemical and immunoelectron microscopic study. Anat. Rec. 1990, 228, 392-404.»
    Porto L.C., Chevallier M., Peyrol S., Guerret S., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Elastin in alcoholic liver disease. Path. Res.Pract. 1990, 186, 668-679.»
    Porto L.C., Chevallier M., Guerret S., Hartmann D.J., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Intra-alveolar fibrosis of idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia: Cell-matrix patterns. Am. J. Pathol. 1990, 137, 155-170.»
    Peyrol S., Cordier J.F., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Origin of basement membrane type IV collagen in xenografted human epithelial tumor cells lines. Am. J. Pathol. 1990, 136, 1165-1172.»
    Cleutjens J.P.M., Havenith M.G., Beek C., Vallinga M., Ten Kate J., Bosman F.T.
  • «Human recombinant gamma-interferon stimulates proliferation and inhibits collagen and fibronectin production by human dental pulp fibroblasts. Cell. M. Biol. 1989, 35, 97-110.»
    Melin M., Hartmann D.J., Magloire H., Falcoff E., Auriault C., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Morphology of chronic collagen resorption : a study on the late stages of schistosomal granuloma involution. Am. J. Path. 1988, 132, 389-399.»
    Andrade Z.A., Grimaud J.A.
  • «The interstitial matrix of human carcinomas and sarcomas transplanted to the nude mouse : immunolocalization of some human and murine components. Cell. Mol. Biol. 1987, 33, 647-654.»
    Duprez A., Guerret S., Vignaud J.M., Plenat F., Hartmann D.J., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Histo-immunolocalisation des collagènes de type I et III humains et murins de cancers humains greffés chez la souris athymique congénitale. C.R. Acad. Sc. Paris 1987, 304, 155-160.»
    Duprez A., Guerret-Stocker S., Plenat F., Vignaud J.M., Hartmann D., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Collagen heterogeneity of thickened basement membranes of human diabetic dermis : tissular immunolabelling of collagen types I, III and IV by light and electron microscopy. Cell. Mol. Biol. 1984, 30, 43-57.»
    Peyrol S., Hugues B., Grimaud J.A., Mornex R.
  • «Connective matrix organisation in human pulmonary fibrosis. Virchows Arch. [Cell. Pathol.] 1983, 44, 223-240.»
    Takiya C., Peyrol S., Cordier J.F., Grimaud J.A.
  • «Biochemical properties and immunolocalization of minor collagens in foetal calf cartilage. FEBS Letters 1982, 146, 343-347.»
    Ricard-Blum S., Hartmann D.J., Herbage D., Payen-Meyran C., Ville G.
  • «Immunofluorescent localization of collagen types I and III, and of fibronectin during feather morphogenesis in the chick embryo. Dev. Biol. 1982, 94, 93-105.»
    Mauger A., Demarchez M., Herbage D., Grimaud J.A., Druguet M., Hartmann D., Sengel P.
  • «Répartition du collagène, de la fibronectine et de la laminine au cours de la morphogénèse de la peau et des phanères chez l'embryon de poulet. C. R. Acad. Sc. Paris 1982, 294, 475-480.»
    Mauger A., Demarchez M., Georges D., Herbage D., Grimaud J.A., Druguet M., Hartmann D.J., Sengel P.
  • «Collagen immunotyping in human liver : Light and electron microscope study. J. Histochem. Cytochem. 1980, 28, 1145-1156.»
    Grimaud J.A., Druguet M., Peyrol S., Chevalier O., Herbage D., El Badrawy N.