cresyl violet acetate

From:Renee Thacker <>


We are using cresyl violet acetate to stain 40-50micron (frozen and 
paraffin) brain sections.  Literature is showing various pHs, 
concentrations, and staining times of cresyl violet solution and we 
are unsure of which works best.  We are staining for the sexually 
dimorphic nucleus.  Any help or a staining protocol would be 

Renee Hoyle-Thacker
CIIT Centers for Health Research
6 Davis Dr.
Research Triangle Park  NC  27709
Voice: (919) 558-1322

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