New techniques for whole-mount NADPH-diaphorase histochemistry demonstrated in insect ganglia.


Fixation-resistant NADPH-diaphorase (NADPHd) activity is used widely as a marker for nitric oxide synthase (NOS). In frozen sections, NADPHd histochemistry yields high anatomic definition. In whole-mounts, however, poor penetration of the reagents, background staining, and tissue opacity severely limit its application. Here we report a combination of new… (More)