Applications of lectins and neoglycoconjugates in histology and pathology

Acta Anat (Basel). 1998;161(1-4):206-18. doi: 10.1159/000046459.


The biological importance of oligosaccharide sequences in many different settings is undeniable. Glycan histochemistry has brought together the histological and biochemical approaches and provided insight into the mutual importance of both approaches. The aim of the authors is to take a look at a number of ways in which modern glycohistochemistry contributes to acquiring knowledge about the key role played by carbohydrates in the physiology of vertebrate tissues and human disease. The versatility of lectin and neoglycoconjugate histochemical procedures is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fishes / anatomy & histology
  • Glycoconjugates / analysis*
  • Histocytochemistry / methods
  • Humans
  • Kidney / cytology
  • Lectins*
  • Mice
  • Polysaccharides*
  • Skin / cytology
  • Staining and Labeling / methods
  • Trout / anatomy & histology


  • Glycoconjugates
  • Lectins
  • Polysaccharides