Autophagic-lysosomal compartments contain numerous acid hydrolases. Analysis using enzyme histochemistry for acid phosphatase at the ultrastructural level can provide information about the trafficking and distribution of acid hydrolases in neuronal processes and perikarya and within specific subcellular compartments. We usually use a lead capture technique with cytidine 5’-monophosphate (CMP) as the substrate.
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mouse, histology, acid hydrolases, EM