melanocytes -Reply

From:Tony Henwood <>


Try a histochemical stain to demonstrate the melanin (a microwave
methenamine silver, Luna's Melanin stain - more sensitive, or a Schmorl's

Or use immunohistochemistry, HMB-45 marks many melanocytes, though
I've found S100 to be more sensitive.

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
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Dear Histonet,

Can anyone suggest a good antibody and/or method for the staining of

Thank you in advance.

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