Collagen and Picrosirius Red Staining: a Polarized Light Assessment of Fibrillar Hue and Spatial Distribution

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Collagen plays a vital role in maintaining structural integrity and in determining tissue function. Therefore, methods to detect, quantify, and analyze collagen are valuable. Nevertheless, stains historically employed to detect collagen have disadvantages, principally a poor specificity for thin fibers. Conversely, picrosirius red, which has the capability… (More)

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@inproceedings{Rich2007CollagenAP, title={Collagen and Picrosirius Red Staining: a Polarized Light Assessment of Fibrillar Hue and Spatial Distribution}, author={Lillian Rich and Peter Whittaker}, year={2007} }