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Studies in lipid histochemistry

III. Reaction of Schiff's reagent with plasmalogens

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The control reaction with Schiff's reagent demonstrates besides free aldehydes also plasmalogens and is not a proper control test in lipid histochemistry in cases when reactions with Schiff's reagent are used in tissues containing plasmalogens. For the elimination of genuine aldehydes neutral blocking tests should be applied whenever plasmalogens are present.

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Elleder, M., Lojda, Z. Studies in lipid histochemistry. Histochemie 24, 328–335 (1970). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00278218

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