: Iron deposits in cells and tissues can be detected by ex vivo histological examination through the Prussian blue (PB) staining. This practical, inexpensive, and highly sensitive technique involves the treatment of fixed tissue sections and cells with acid solutions of ferrocyanides that combine with ferric ion forming a bright blue pigment (i.e., ferric ferrocyanide). The staining can be applied to visualize iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), versatile magnetic nanosystems that are used in various biomedical applications and whose localization is usually required at a higher resolution than that enabled by in vivo tracking techniques.

Prussian Blue Staining to Visualize Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Bitonto, Valeria
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Garello, Francesca;Filippi, Miriam
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2023-01-01

Abstract

: Iron deposits in cells and tissues can be detected by ex vivo histological examination through the Prussian blue (PB) staining. This practical, inexpensive, and highly sensitive technique involves the treatment of fixed tissue sections and cells with acid solutions of ferrocyanides that combine with ferric ion forming a bright blue pigment (i.e., ferric ferrocyanide). The staining can be applied to visualize iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), versatile magnetic nanosystems that are used in various biomedical applications and whose localization is usually required at a higher resolution than that enabled by in vivo tracking techniques.
2023
Methods in Molecular Biology
Humana Press Inc.
2566
321
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978-1-0716-2674-0
978-1-0716-2675-7
Ferric iron; Histology; Perls’ staining; Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles
Bitonto, Valeria; Garello, Francesca; Scherberich, Arnaud; Filippi, Miriam
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