Re: [Histonet] stain that binds mercury

From:John Kiernan

Dear Rita,

There are now more sensitive and selective modifications
for staining mercury with Timm's sulphide-silver method.

Danscher G & Rungby J 1986. Histochem J 18:109-114.
Some aplications:
Arvidson B 1992. Muscle & Nerve 15:1089-1094.
Pamphlett R & Waley P 1996. J Neurol Sci 135:63-67.
Pamphlett R & Kum-Jew S 2001. Neurotoxicol Teratol

There may be more recent variations of the method,
probably with Danscher as chief author. Try Google
or Pubmed - or a cited ref search with Web of Science
if that is available to you. It should be, at a
big place like U of C.
John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,   Canada   N6A 5C1

> I found a reference for Voight's modification of the Timm silver sulfide method that is specific for mercury. (Acta Histochem.  14:315, 1962).
> I found the reference in Lillie's Histopathologic Technic and Practical Histochemistry, Third Edition 1965.  An oldie but a goodie.  Good luck.
> Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
> Histology Laboratory Supervisor
> (210)704-2533
> My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.  Long live free speech!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rita Angel [mailto:RITA.ANGEL@UC.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 11:19 AM
> To:
> Subject: [Histonet] stain that binds mercury
> Hi everyone,
> We have an investigator here that is interested in finding a stain that
> will localize mercury in sections of cicadas. Does anyone know of anything
> that will bind mercury in tissues? This is all the information I have at
> this point.
> Thank you for your help and expertise,
> Rita Angel, HT
> University of Cincinnati
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