A glutaraldehyde-fuchsin reagent

Research paper by R. Koďousek

Indexed on: 01 Nov '69Published on: 01 Nov '69Published in: The Histochemical journal


A glutaraldehyde-fuchsin reagent is described. Its preparation avoids the time-consuming ‘ripening period’, associated with Gomori's aldehyde-fuchsin. Elastic tissue, insular β-cells (after an appropriate prior oxidation) and various other tissue components (e.g. pituitary basophils and acid mucosubstances) can be stained with the reagent 1–2 hours after its preparation.