mucicarmine


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mu·ci·car·mine

(mū-si-kar'mīn),
A red stain containing aluminum chloride and carmine; used to detect epithelial mucins and mucin-secreting adenocarcinomas; also used to demonstrate the capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans and other fungi.

mu·ci·car·mine

(myū'si-kahr'mīn)
A red stain containing aluminum chloride and carmine; used to detect epithelial mucins and mucin-secreting adenocarcinomas; also used to demonstrate the capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans and other fungi.
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Identification can be achieved with culture or microscopic examination of biopsy-obtained tissue in conjunction with specia l stains such as methenamine silver or mucicarmine if C.
A variable proportion of cells have intracytoplasmic lumina containing demonstrable sialomucins with the mucicarmine and Alcian blue stains.
The capsule of Cryptococcus stains deep red with mucicarmine and this feature may be used to support the diagnosis.
Periodic acid-Schiff-diastase and mucicarmine stains highlight abundant intracellular mucin within the goblet cells.
Mucicarmine and periodic acid-Schiff diastase stains can be helpful to exclude, in most cases, neoplasms of renal, prostatic, or thyroid origin.
A rim of faint mucicarmine positivity is common in the vacuoles of mesotheliomas and should not be considered a feature diagnostic of adenocarcinoma.
The eosinophilic material is periodic acid-Schiff-positive with diastase digestion, mucicarmine negative, and immunohistochemically positive for surfactant proteins A, B, and C.
The most consistent feature of SMILE is the spacing of nuclei by mucin, which can be highlighted with a mucicarmine stain.
3) Mucin can be demonstrated histochemically with stains such as periodic acid-- Schiff, mucicarmine, or high iron diamine and Alcian blue, and it is regarded as a hallmark of ductal differentiation in the pancreas (Figure 1, A).
Results of tests with stains for bacteria and fungi (periodic acid-Schiff-D, Gomori methenamine silver, mucicarmine, Fite, acid-fast bacilli-Kinyoun, and Brown-Hopps) were negative.