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Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission

Application of stains-all for demarcation of cement lines in methacrylate embedded bone.


PMID 1716999

Abstract

Cement lines provide a record of sites of past remodeling buried in the matrix of bone. A method is reported for application of Stains-all, a cationic carbocyanine dye, for demarcation of cement lines in bone. The method, which is simple, works well for both glycol methacrylate and methyl methacrylate undemineralized embedments and produces good concomitant staining of cytoplasm and nuclei of osteoblasts, osteoclasts and marrow cells.