Product nameOil Red O (Lipid Stain) Solution
Oil Red O (Lipid Stain) Solution is intended for use in the histological visualization of fat cells and neutral fat. This kit may be used ONLY on frozen tissue sections, fresh smears, or touch preps.
We also sell solid Oil Red O stain ab146295 if you wish to prepare your own solution.
Fat Cells Red Neutral Fat Red Nuclei Blue
Control Tissue: Any frozen section containing fat.
Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-Frmore details
Storage instructionsStore at room temperature. Please refer to protocols.
Components 100 tests Oil Red O Solution 1 x 125ml
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab223796 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-Fr||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
Oil Red O (Lipid Stain) Solution (ab223796) staining lipid deposits (red) in frozen normal human skin. The dermis is unstained, whereas the hypodermis is stained, demonstrating dye specificity. Hematoxylin (blue) is used as a counterstain.
*Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
During adipocyte differentiation, cells accumulate lipid. Oil Red O (Lipid Stain) Solution (ab223796) was used to visualize lipid in 3T3-L1 cells (left) and adipocyte-like cells (right). As expected, lipid accumulates in 3T3-L1 cells after differentiation into adipocyte-like cells.
This product has been referenced in:
- Jiao Y et al. The Fto Gene Regulates the Proliferation and Differentiation of Pre-Adipocytes in Vitro. Nutrients 8:102 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 26907332) »
- Patel AV et al. Fatty acid synthase is a metabolic oncogene targetable in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Neuro Oncol 17:1599-608 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 26116612) »