The chromolipoids: Dependance of histochemical characteristics on the degree of polymerization and their differentiation from DNA

  • M. Wolman
  • S. Shoshan


Chromolipoid pigments prepared in vitro were found to be a mixture of compounds of different degrees of polymerization and different histochemical characteristics. Some fractions give positive Feulgen nucleal reaction, stain with methyl-green and absorb ultraviolet light, thus closely mimicking DNA. Ways of differentiating such chromolipoids from DNA are pointed out.

Similar chromolipoids have been produced in rats by injecting subcutaneously cod liver oil, or by chronic poisoning by lead.


Public Health Ultraviolet Light Chronic Poisoning Histochemical Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Wolman
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Shoshan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Department of Pathology of the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalem
  2. 2.Department of the Government Hospital Tel-HashomerIsrael

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