Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TH-Marker for Diabetic Neuropathy

New Pub Referencing our Tyrosine Hydroxylase.

Blount, Andrew L. B.A.; Peled, Ziv M. M.D.; Dexter, Erica L. B.S.; Nagle, Raymond B. M.D., Ph.D.; Maloney, Christopher T. M.D.; Dellon, A Lee M.D., Ph.D. Sympathetic Nerves in the Tarsal Tunnel: Implications for Blood Flow in the Diabetic Foot. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 122(1):188-191, July 2008.

...Specimens were fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for 3 to 4 hours and then embedded in paraffin. Three-micron sections were obtained from the block and used for immunohistochemistry, which was performed using a mouse monoclonal antibody against tyrosine hydroxylase (MO20001; Neuromics, Edina, Minn.) diluted 1:50 in Discovery Diluent (Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Tucson, Ariz.) on a Discovery XT Automated Immunostainer (Ventana Medical Systems)...
Images: (A) Tyrosine hydroxylase immunohistochemical staining of tibial epineurium from the tarsal tunnel. Positively staining sympathetic fibers (arrows) are seen within a larger nerve bundle. (B) Tyrosine hydroxylase immunohistochemical staining of connective tissue from the tarsal tunnel. Several positively staining sympathetic fibers (arrows) are seen innervating the media of a local venule.


Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if this staining is covered by insurance companies or Medicare?

Pete Shuster said...

I would check with your Helath Insurance and Doc. This is test to measure the exsitence of certain type of Neurons involved in Neuropathy