pyronin


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pyronin

 [pi´ro-nin]
a red aniline histologic stain.

py·ro·nin

(pī'rō-nin),
A fluorescent red basic xanthene dye, the chloride of tetramethyldiaminoxanthene, pyronin Y or pyronin G (C.I. 45005), or of tetraethyldiaminoxanthene, pyronin B (C.I. 45010). These dyes, especially pyronin Y, are used in combination with methyl green for differential staining of RNA (red) and DNA (green); difference in staining result is probably due to the higher degree of polymerization of DNA; pyronin Y is also used as a tracking dye for RNA in electrophoresis.

pyronin

/py·ro·nin/ (pi´rah-nin) a red aniline histologic stain.

pyronin

(pī′rə-nĭn) also

pyronine

(-nēn′)
n.
Any of a group of xanthene dyes used as a biological stain, especially to detect or track the presence of RNA by staining it red.

py·ro·nin

(pī'rō-nin)
A fluorescent red basic xanthene dye, used in combination with methyl green for differential staining of RNA (red) and DNA (green); also used as a tracking dye for RNA in electrophoresis.
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Bregman (2002) has described two experiments in which students study cellular RNA microscopically either by staining whole cells in a blood smear with a combination of methyl green and pyronin or by staining tissue culture cells with the ammoniacal silver method for ribosomal RNA.
The presence of RNA in apoptotic bodies was confirmed by staining with pyronin Y (20 mg/L; Sigma).
The cells were stained with Sternheimer supravital solution (Alcian Blue and Pyronin B; Oy Reagena) (6, 7).