The Histochemical Journal

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 277–282

A selective stain for mast cells

  • Nelly Blumenkrantz
  • Gustav Asboe-Hansen

DOI: 10.1007/BF01003596

Cite this article as:
Blumenkrantz, N. & Asboe-Hansen, G. Histochem J (1975) 7: 277. doi:10.1007/BF01003596


A selective stain for mast cells in tissue sections is presented. The procedure is based on the resistance to destaining with absolute ethanol-acetic acid of the complex acid mucopolysaccharide-Toluidine Blue reinforced with ferrioxamine B.

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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nelly Blumenkrantz
    • 1
  • Gustav Asboe-Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology (with Connective Tissue Research Laboratories) RigshospitalUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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