Re: Movat's pentachrome

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From:"Jeff Silverman" <>
To:"Mark Elliott" <>, <>
Date:Fri, 6 Aug 1999 18:30:07 -0400
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The alcian blue step in the original Movat method and in my own
modification stains blue both stromal ground substance (hyaluronic acid in
collagenous tissue and chondroitin sulfate in cartilage), as well as
epithelial mucins in goblet cells of respiratory and GI epithelium, bile
ducts, pancreatic ducts, salivary mucinous glands, etc.
Jeff Silverman
Southampton Hospital
Southampton, NY USA

> From: Mark Elliott <>
> To:
> Subject: Movat's pentachrome 
> Date: Friday, August 06, 1999 11:07 AM
> We have a researcher here who is looking at Movat's pentachrome stained 
> slides.  They are wanting to know what polysaccharides are stained by
> method-is it all of them, or just a subset?  The hospital lab does the 
> staining for us and we can't find a reference to the method in any of our

> textbooks.  Does anyone know the answer, or can they point me to 
> reference?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Mark
> Mark Elliott, PhD
> Research Associate
> UBC-Pulmonary Research Lab
> St. Paul's Hospital
> Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 1Y6
> 604-631-5351 (FAX)

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