Re: Beta cell stain?

From:Geoff McAuliffe

Aldehyde fuchsin after fixation with Bouin's. Beta cells are a rich purple.
If you can't get paraldehyde (a controlled substance these days) you can use
acetaldehyde (I think) or some other aldehyde to make the stain. I can
supply a reference if you need it. A colleague did a lot of work on this in
the '80's. Hmmm, does that sound like a long time ago? wrote:

> Hello Histonetters,
> Need some help.  Any one have a recipe that they would like to share for
> staining beta cells in pancreas?
> Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.
> Thanks in advance
> Jean Reed
> Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
> Summit, NJ 07901

Geoff (almost next door in Piscataway, NJ)
Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
voice: (732)-235-4583; fax: -4029

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