Re: Alcian blue and cartilage

From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Anita Jennings wrote:

> What is the "product" that stains blue in the cartilage when you do an
> Alcian Blue/ Alizarin red stain?
Mostly it's chondroitin sulphate (which is actually a
number of macromolecular carbohydrates).

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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