Week of 07 December 2021


Hematoxylin-eosin-saffron staining in the tongue of a sheep!

Hematoxylin-eosin-saffron (HE&S) staining was used to stain this histological section from the tongue. This stain is routinely used by IMMR’s in-house pathology team to better identify the collagen fibers. This staining shows a sharp differentiation between muscle, stained in red or pink, and connective tissue, stained bright yellow or orange. This image shows the tongue muscle is stained in pink (M), the mucosal epithelium in red (E) and the collagen fibers in bright orange (C). HE&S staining allows collagen fibers to be distinguished from surrounding tissues with high contrast in a large variety of tissue samples and it is used in analytic and diagnostic applications.

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