Theory and Strategy in Histochemistry

A Guide to the Selection and Understanding of Techniques

  • Hans Lyon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Lyon, M. R. Barer
      Pages 3-6
    3. H. Lyon, B. van Deurs, P. Prentø, E. Hasselager, E. Schulte
      Pages 7-31
    4. A. P. Andersen, H. Lyon, P. Jakobsen
      Pages 33-66
  3. Review of Techniques According to Mechanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. A. P. Andersen, P. Prentø, H. Lyon
      Pages 69-76
    3. M. R. Barer, H. Lyon
      Pages 77-80
    4. P. Prentø, M. R. Barer, H. Lyon, E. Hasselager
      Pages 81-105
    5. P. Prentø, E. Schulte
      Pages 107-119
    6. M. R. Barer, H. Lyon
      Pages 121-128
    7. H. Lyon, M. R. Barer, E. Schulte
      Pages 129-155
  4. Tissue Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. H. Lyon
      Pages 159-163
    3. M. Møller, P. E. Høyer
      Pages 165-169
    4. P. E. Høyer, H. Lyon, M. Møller, P. Prentø, B. van Deurs, E. Hasselager et al.
      Pages 171-186
    5. H. Lyon, B. van Deurs, P. E. Høyer, P. Prentø, M. Møller
      Pages 187-195
    6. H. Lyon, B. van Deurs, P. E. Høyer, P. Prentø, M. Møller
      Pages 197-205
    7. H. Lyon
      Pages 207-214
  5. The Staining of Chemical Entities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. P. Prentø
      Pages 223-238
    3. H. Lyon
      Pages 239-251
    4. P. Prentø
      Pages 253-270
    5. P. E. Høyer, A. K. N. Iversen, E. Schulte, H. Lyon
      Pages 271-282
    6. H. Lyon, P. E. Høyer, P. Prentø
      Pages 283-291
    7. H. Lyon, P. E. Høyer, P. Prentø
      Pages 293-302
  6. Enzyme Histochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. A. P. Andersen, P. E. Høyer, H. Lyon, P. Prentø
      Pages 305-315
    3. H. Lyon, P. E. Høyer, P. Prentø
      Pages 317-336
    4. P. E. Høyer, H. Lyon
      Pages 337-364
  7. Other Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. P. P. Clausen, M. Møller, B. van Deurs, O. W. Petersen
      Pages 367-386
    3. B. van Deurs., M. Møller, O. W. Petersen
      Pages 387-395
    4. P. E. Høyer, L. Kayser, M. R. Barer, H. Lyon
      Pages 397-442
    5. M. Møller, I. M. Krogh
      Pages 443-452
    6. M. Møller, H. Lyon
      Pages 453-461
  8. An Introduction to Applied Histochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. H. Lyon, E. Schulte, J. Visfeldt, E. Hasselager
      Pages 465-487
    3. M. Vyberg, P. P. Clausen
      Pages 489-507
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 509-591

About this book


If you want practical information on how to use this book please refer to "Note to the Readers" p. VII. Histochemistry and cytochemistry are essential tools in biomedical research and routine service laboratories. Most texts on histochemistry fall into one of two categories: 1. Encyclopaedic texts covering all or nearly all information available on the whole or selected parts of histochemistry. 2. Reviews or surveys of methods found to be useful by the author(s). While the former category often appeals to the more philosophically inclined reader, direct guidance on the selection of technique may be difficult to find. In contrast, the latter category are often excellent sources for details on how to perform a particular method with a reasonable chance of success. Consideration of the exact mechanism of staining, of possible reasons for failure, and of alternative techniques are, however, frequently lacking. This book is an introduction to the scientific basis of histochemistry and is intended to provide a background for the selection and development of appro­ priate methods. It is not a "cook book" and readers expecting exhaustive methodological descriptions will be disappointed. Although most ofthe contributors to this book would not describe themselves as histochemists, they have all at some time found it essential to develop a basic understanding of histochemistry. This book contains the information they would have greatly appreciated ready access to at that time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Lyon
    • 1
  1. 1.Københavns Kommunes Hvidovre Hospital Department of Pathology 134University of CopenhagenHvidovreDenmark

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73744-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73742-8
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