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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mucicarmine Stain bracelet

Epithelial and connective tissue produce the secretion "mucin". Increased amounts of mucin indicate certain inflammations or certain carcinoma. Finding the primary tumor site helps in the treatment of cancer. Mucicarmine stain aids in this investigation by demonstrating the presence of mucin-positive tumor cells in an area that normally lacks them. Their presence in would then indicate the tumor did not arise from that area. In a  Mucicarmine Stain, mucin is fuchsia, nuclei is black, capsule of crypotococus is stained deep rose and the cytoplasic stain is yellow.

This bracelet design came together for me by studying the combination of these colors. They are amazing together and the cuff design makes it so special.

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