Lipochrome (lipofuscin) pigments
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Revised: 28 September 2013, last major update June 2005
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PubMed Search: Lipofuscin[title]
- Breakdown products within cells from oxidation of lipids and lipoproteins
- Also called “wear and tear” pigments in heart, liver, CNS, adrenal cortex (zona reticularis), testis interstitium and seminal vesicle
- Stains with Sudan black B, long Ziehl-Neelson acid fast, Schmorl methods
- Lipochrome may have strong orange autofluorescence in formalin-fixed, unstained paraffin sections
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