Biosensis recently added 6 new tracing kits for detecting degenerating neurons and myelin:
The Fluoro-Jade C Ready-to-Dilute Staining Kit : Fluoro Jade C stains all degenerating neurons regardless of specific insult or mechanism of cell death and exhibits the greatest signal to background ratio, as well as the highest resolution. This translates to a stain of maximal contrast and affinity for degenerating neurons. This makes the Fluoro Jade kit ideal for localising degenerating nerve cell bodies as well as distal dendrites, axons and terminals. The dye is highly resistant to fading and is compatible with virtually all histological processing and staining protocols.
The Black-Gold II Ready-to-Dilute Staining Kit with Toluidine Blue O Counter Stain: This Black Gold kit has been specifically designed to identify normal and pathogenic Myelin. The Black Gold kit allows you to localise myelin, both individual fibres and tracts, along with the option of co-localising cell bodies via the Toluidine Blue counter stain. Black Gold II labelled myelinated fibres appear nearly black while the Toluidine Blue O labelled cellular Nissl bodies are blue under bright field illumination.
The Black-Gold II Ready-to-Dilute Staining Kit with Congo Red Counter Stain: This Black Gold kit have been designed to identify Myelin and Amyloid Plaques. The Black Gold kit allows you to localise myelin, both individual fibres and tracts, along with the option of co-localising amyloid plaques via the Congo Red counter stain which appear bright red under bright field illumination.
These kits are also available in a cost-effective trial size.