[Variable stainability of Purkinje cells]

Z Mikrosk Anat Forsch. 1975;89(3):467-78.
[Article in German]


The author refers about different staining of the Purkinje-cells with luxol-fast-blue, gallocyanin, thionin and toluidin blue, chrom-alum-hematoxylin-phloxin, impregnation according to Palmgren, lithium and iron-hematoxylin, combination of the staining with phloxin and the Palmgren-impregnation and about the different activity on the acid phosphatase. The phenomenon that in the same histological specimen the positive (dark, chromophile) and negative (light, chromophobe) cells are situated beside, is true for normal animals too, but the number of the dark Purkinje cells is conspicuous higher after stress situations (96-h. immobilisation, intermittent hypoxia). This finding interprets the author by the occurence of phospholipids by binding on the granulated endoplasmatic reticulum, but also as a property of the neuroplasm. The author emphasizes that the staining dualism "light -- dark" of the ganglion cells does not refer only to the ganglion cells of the spinal ganglions (et on some epithelial cells), but also on the Purkinje cells.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acid Phosphatase / metabolism
  • Phospholipids / metabolism
  • Purkinje Cells / cytology*
  • Purkinje Cells / metabolism
  • Staining and Labeling / methods*


  • Phospholipids
  • Acid Phosphatase