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try·pan blue

(trī'pan blū), [C.I. 23850]
An acid azo dye; used for vital staining of the reticuloendothelial system, uriniferous tubules, cells in tissue culture, and as an experimental teratogen; formerly used as a trypanocide.

Con·go blue

(kong'gō blū)
Sodium salt used to stain and identify protozoa.
Synonym(s): Niagara blue, trypan blue.
Sodium salt used to stain and identify protozoa.
Synonym(s): Niagara blue, trypan blue.

trypan blue

a supravital stain and a stain for amyloid. Also, a largely superseded trypanocide; causes tissue sloughs if injected around the vein, and stains tissues blue, an inconvenience in meat animals.
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This instrument also requires prior staining with trypan blue.
Annotine at 100 [micro]g/ml did not affect viability of mDCs as assessed by trypan blue staining and counting live cells (data not shown).
After 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours of heat exposure, the least loss of MDA-MB 231 viability was measured by trypan blue meanwhile the highest was determined by crystal violet assay (Fig.
0 mm clear corneal incision was made and a continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis was created, using trypan blue if necessary, following which hydrodissection was performed.
Moreover, the percentage of dead sperm has been estimated by dyeing with trypan blue (Ceballos-Vazquez et al.
As anti-D sera is added to Rh(D) RBCs, the antibodies are able to disrupt the RBC membrane which allows trypan blue inside the cell providing visualization and quantification of RBC membrane destruction.
We counted cells with a hemocytometer and assessed their viability by trypan blue exclusion.
The viability and concentration of cells in suspension were measured by using the Trypan blue dye exclusion method and the adhered cells were quantified by counting the stained nuclei with crystal violet.
Using successive pulses from two lasers, one with a wavelength of 1064 nanometres and the other radiating at 532 nanometres, the team rapidly heated a sample of fluid containing the dye trypan blue.