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Normal skeletal muscle, cytochrome oxidase stain x 100

Last updated on Thursday, July 9 2009 by gliageek

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Normal skeletal muscle, cytochrome oxidase stain x 100
Cytochrome oxidase staining assays activity of complex 4 within the electron transport chain. Type I fibers stain darkly, type II fibers stain lightly, and cytochrome oxidase negative fibers are not identified normally (although up to 3% cytochrome oxidase negative fibers may be seen in elderly asymptomatic patients).

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