Hito Fat-Elastic Fiber OptimStain™ Kit is designed based on the Oil Red O staining method and the Verhoeff's staining method with improved and simplified procedures. This kit can be used for simultaneously demonstrating the morphological details of lipids and elastic fibers. For example, to determine the extent of atherosclerosis, this kit will allow localization and visualization of both the lipids (e.g., intracellular and extracellular cholesterol and phospholipids) and any damage to the connective tissue (eg, elastic fibers) in the atherosclerotic plaque. This kit can also be used to demonstrate changes in elastic tissues in case of emphysema and other vascular diseases.
Hito Fat-Elastic Fiber OptimStain™ Kit is made in a ready-to-use format and provides high quality, reliable and sensitive staining of lipids and elastic fibers.
Hito Fat-Elastic Fiber OptimStain™ Kit has been tested extensively on the hearts and arteries from several species of animals and it is a simple solution for your research.
Kit Contents Solution-1 450 ml Solution-2 125 ml Solution-3A 125 ml Solution-3B 55 ml Solution-3C 55 ml Solution-4 250 ml Solution-5 250 ml Solution-6 250 ml Staining jars 7 Hito AquaMount Mounting Medium 20 ml User Manual and MSDS 1
Before using Hito Fat-Elastic Fiber OptimStain™ Kit, please make sure you have the following Required Equipment / Materials in your lab (not included in the kit):
Cryostat (be able to cut 6- to 15-µm thick sections)
Dry ice, isopentane, O.C.T. compound, double distilled or deionized water
Staining jars for Slides wash
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