Lead tetraacetate-Thiocarbohydrazide-Silver proteinate method for light microscopy of polysaccharides

H. K. Lo, Theodore Malinin, G. I. Malinin

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Lead tetraacetate-thiocarbohydrazide-silver proteinate reaction sequence for light microscopy of polysaccharides was evaluated on Carnoy's fixed rat liver sections. The results of this evaluation suggest that, on the light microscopic level, the lead tetraacetate-thiocarbohydrazide-silver proteinate method may serve as a practical and histochemically specific alternative to the lead tetraacetate-Schiff reaction for the localization of tissue carbohydrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnic and Histochemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992



  • Dimethylsulfoxide
  • Lead tetraacetate
  • Light microscopy
  • Polysaccharides
  • Silver proteinate
  • Thiocarbohydrazide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Anatomy

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