alcian yellow stain for mucopolysaccharides

From:Sarah LaBonte <>

Hi Netters.
  I have a grad student looking for alcian yellow, can't seem to find it in any of the catalogs.  Is it still available for purchase?  He wants to do a Alcian Blue/Alcian Yellow  (AB/AY) stain, ref.: Ravetto, 1964 to differentiate between  sulfated and carboxylated acid mucopolysaccharides in freshwater muscles.  Are there any substitute stains that would work? =20
Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks for all the cartilage stain suggestions.

Sarah LaBonte, HT (ASCP)
Research Associate, Histology Lab
Texas A&M University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dept. of Vet Anatomy & Public Health
College Station, TX  77843-4458
phone: (979) 845-3177
fax:  (979) 458-3499

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