Stains & molecular markers

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PubMed Search: chromaffin[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Chromaffin. website. Accessed January 18th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Chromaffin cells have cytoplasmic granules that appear brown when fixed with a dichromate solution
  • Traditionally associated with adrenal medulla or extraadrenal paraganglion tissues (pheochromocytomas)
  • Types of stains for chromaffin include: Modified Giemsa, Schmorl's, Wiesel's
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