Re: Looking for Mucin Stains

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From:Geoff McAuliffe <mcauliff@UMDNJ.EDU> (by way of histonet)
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"Bourassa, Patricia" wrote:

> Hi, all!
> I'm looking for stains for mucins and/or proteoglycans.  Someone in my lab
> wants to try to stain cells for surface mucins.  Thanks for any help you can
> offer!
> Patti Bourassa
> Pfizer, Groton

    How about PAS and hematoxylin? Easy to do, very pretty, shows G-I tract
mucins, brush border in kidney tubules, etc. nicely.  Formalin, Bouin's or
alcoholic formalin fixation.


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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