Fwd: [Histonet] Eosinophil stains for mouse tissue

From:Ian Montgomery

        Recently this has been the bane of my life, eosinophils in mouse tissue. Name it and I've tried it. Carbol chromotrope, lovely on other species. Various combinations of eosin, strong, weak, long staining, short staining. Luna's eosinophil granule stain, biebrich scarlet. For me, the best technique by far for mouse tissue is, Sirius Red (Llewellyn,B.D. 1970. J. Med. Technol. 27. 308-309). Works a treat every time. All it needs is a light Haematoxylin and you have lovely stain. I would try immuno but I'm having a bit of bother finding an antibody, anybody suggest a source?

Hi everyone,

We are looking for a stain which will emphasize the eosinophils in mouse heart and lung tissue.  Any help is greatly appreciated. 


Judi Ford
Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME

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