Use of actinomycin D for the specific quenching of fluorescence of deoxyribonucleic acid in cells stained with acridine aminoderivatives.

Actinomycin D specifically quenches the fluorescence of acridine orange and quinacrine bound to deoxyribonucleic acid in cytologic preparations, but does not change the fluorescence of these fluorochromes bound to RNA. The following fluorescence-cytochemical applications of techniques based on these findings can be suggested: (a) distinction between… CONTINUE READING