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tr.v. de·stained, de·stain·ing, de·stains
To remove stain from (a specimen) to aid in microscopic study.
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vb (tr)
chem to remove a stain from


vb (tr)
an archaic spelling of distain
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to remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast of parts.
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Verb1.destain - remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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Nations who do not rise are destained to dust bin of history.
After incubation, gel was stained with coomassie brilliant blue R250 for 30 min and then destained in 5% methanol, 5% glacial acetic acid.
The gels were destained with 40% v/v ethanol and 10% v/v acetic acid until visualization of spots.
Paraffin slices were dewaxed and rehydrated, then stained with hematoxylin (Beyotime Biotechnology, China) for 3 min, washed for 5 min, destained with hydrochloric acid alcohol, washed for 5 min, and fast stained with eosin (Beyotime Biotechnology, China).
The resolved protein was either stained using Coomassie blue reagent overnight and destained with 50% dd[H.sub.2]O, 40% methanol and 10% acetic acid before imaging or transferred to a nitrocellulose membrane using the TransBlot-Semidry Transfer System (Bio-rad) for the Western blotting.
The gels were developed the next day using Coomassie Blue R-250 for 30 min and then destained using a destaining solution.
Gels were destained in an aqueous solution of acetic acid and methanol (10% v/v, and 7% v/v, respectively) and acquired by the ChemiDoc EQ system (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA).
CD20 immunohistochemistry of cell blocks or destained cytospins is usually p ositive and flow cytometry demonstrates an immunophenotypically abnormal cell population [14].
PCR products were detected by electrophoresis on 1.5% agarose gel for 30 minutes at 100 volts, stained with ethidium bromide, destained and visualised by UV transilluminator.
The band of interest was excised, destained by 5 washes in 10% acetic acid, washed 3 times in deionized water and air-dried.
After the run, gels were stained with CBB-R250 [0.125% (m/v), 40% (v/v) 2-propanol, 10% (v/v) acetic acid] and destained [40% (v/v) 2-propanol, 10% (v/v) acetic acid] until optimal band patterns were observed.
Protein spots of interest were cut from the preparative gels, destained for 20 min in 30 mM potassium ferricyanide/100 mM sodium thiosulfate (1:1 v/v) and washed with Milli-Q water until the gels were destained.