Detection of messenger RNA in routinely processed tissue sections with biotinylated oligonucleotide probes.

In situ hybridization (ISH) with a radioactively 35S-labeled probe and a biotinylated oligonucleotide probe for human calcitonin was used to analyze eight cases of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in paraffin sections. Three of these cases were also studied with frozen tissue sections. The biotinylated probe readily detected calcitonin messenger RNA (mRNA… (More)