Gomori proceduremedical dictionary

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Cytochemical staining procedure used to localise acid phosphatases. Depends upon the production of phosphate ions from organic phospho esters such as _ glycerophosphate. The phosphate in the presence of lead ions causes the formation of a precipitate of lead salt that is converted to the brown sulphide of lead by the action of yellow ammonium sulphide.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)