Lectins in histochemistry. A survey.

  title={Lectins in histochemistry. A survey.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Danguy and R{\'o}bert Kiss and J. L. Pasteels},
  journal={Biological structures and morphogenesis},
  volume={1 3},
The most pertinent works using lectin histochemistry at both light and electron microscopy were reviewed. The results and their eventual interpretation are summarized. The importance of lectins as a histochemical tool is mainly based upon the two following features: they possess a narrow specificity for various carbohydrate residues and they can be linked to different labels (fluorochrome, peroxidase, ferritin, colloidal gold) or be included in immunocytochemical techniques in order to be… CONTINUE READING