Histochemical demonstration of enzyme activities in plastic and paraffin embedded tissue sections

Sadanobu Higuchi, Moritaka Suga, Arthur M. Dannenberg, Brian H. Schofield

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Abstract

Histochemical staining for enzymes is usually performed on frozen sections. This report lists the longer incubation times required to demonstrate esterase, acid phosphatase, βgalactosidase, and cytochrome oxidase in plastic embedded and routine paraffin embedded tissues. The sections embedded in plastic, i.e. water soluble methacrylate (Polyscience's JB-4) and cut at 2 μm, were far superior to frozen Sections and paraffin embedded sections both in tissue detail and in the localization of the histochemical reaction product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-12
Number of pages8
JournalBiotechnic and Histochemistry
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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