A new, simple myelin stain

Kevin W. Kaatz, Terence J. Bazzett, Roger L. Albin*

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A new and convenient myelin stain is described. Paraformaldehyde fixed tissue is serially immersed in a nitroblue tetrazolium solution and then in a diaminobenzidine solution. The result is distinct blue staining of myelinated fiber tracts. This technique has advantages over presently used myelin stains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-698
Number of pages2
JournalBrain Research Bulletin
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Central nervous system
  • Myelin
  • Stain


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