tau immunostainingA histologic technique in which multiple sections of brain tissue from a postmortem examination of a patient with dementia of unknown aetiology are stained with anti-tau protein antibodies to elucidate the type of dementia.
Tau staining patterns
• Argyrophilic grain dementia
• Chromosome 17-linked neurodegeneration
• Multiple-system atrophy
• Pick’s disease
• Progressive supranuclear palsy
• Senile dementia with tangles