Mucopolysaccharide staining

David T. Croke dtcroke at
Sat Nov 26 06:43:22 EST 1994

Perhaps this isn't the most appropriate newsgroup to post this to, but
here goes anyway. I'm looking for information on biocompatible dyes which
can be used to stain/visualise exposed mucopolysaccharide in damaged
cartilage. It would be especially useful if such a dye could be used as a
contrast agent in computed tomography to visualise mechanical damage to
cartilage in vivo following injection. Can anyone help?

David Croke <dtcroke at> Molecular Biology Laboratory
Department of Biochemistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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