[Histonet] Some questions about mucins

From:"Muskett David"

Dear All
I have been looking through some books and papers prior to giving a
tutorial to my colleagues about carbohydrates and mucins. 2 questions
I seem to recall in the dim and distant past this term was used for
Schiff's reagent. Is this term still applicable?
Alcian Blue mechanism
I am aware that the binding of alcian blue and acid mucins is permanent
but does anyone know the exact mechanism?
Thanks in advance

David Muskett 
Chief Biomedical Scientist, Histology 
Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust 
Eaton Road 
L12 2AP 
Internal telephone x3615 
Telephone (0151) 293 3656 
Fax (0151) 293 3617 


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