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Oil red O stain of normal muscle.

Last updated on Monday, April 20 2009 by gliageek

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Oil red O stain of normal muscle.
Oil red O stains phospholipid within the cytoplasm of muscle fibers. Type I fibers normally contain greater quantities of lipid then due type II fibers, as can be seen here. In addition to lipid storage myopathies, increased oil red os staining can be seen in a variety of mitochondrial diseases.

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