alcian blue


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Al·ci·an blue

(al'sē-an blū), [C.I. 74240]
A complex phthalocyanin dye used as a stain to distinguish sulfomucins from sialomucins and uronic acid mucins, to demonstrate sulfated polysaccharides, and to detect glycoproteins in electrophoresis; often used in combination with periodic acid-Schiff or aldehyde fuchsin.

alcian blue

a basic phthalocyanin dye that stains mucopolysaccharides blue.
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Consistent with the alcian blue staining shown in Figure 1, Pb dose-dependently enhanced the expression of these genes, with 10-[micro]M Pb inducing a 2-fold increase in Sox9, a 5-fold increase in col2, and a 2.
It is well known that alcian blue staining is a better indicator of the differentiation state of the MSC.
Histokimya-sal boyamalarda Verhoeff elastik boyasi ile bu materyal icinde elastik lif bulunmadigi, PAS ve Masson trikrom boyalari ile cok soluk pozitif ve Alcian blue ile negatif oldugu saptandi.
With the alcian blue coloration, indicated to evaluate connective tissue, it was found that 76.
Paraffin blocks were sectioned at 4-(xm thickness and stained with hematoxylin and eosin, Masson's trichrome for collagen, Von Gieson for elastin, and alcian blue (pH 2.
Immunohistochemical staining for CD31 and histochemical stains with Alcian blue pH 2.
Neutral and acidic mucin were assessed by staining with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) and Alcian Blue (AB), respectively.
Histochemically, neither Alcian blue nor periodic acid-Schiffstaining, with or without diastase positivity, was demonstrated in the neoplastic cells.
Sections were stained with Goldner trichrome method (in Gabe 1968), modified by including Alcian blue at pH 2.
Special stains for fungus were performed which included mucicarmine, methenamine silver (GMS), Alcian blue, and periodic acid schiff (PAS).
RBCCh was evaluated with a cationic dye, Alcian Blue 8Gx (cat.