Colloidal Gold

Colloidal Gold

Principles, Methods, and Applications

1st Edition - October 28, 1989

Write a review

  • Editor: M. Hayat
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139021

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Since its introduction in 1971, the development and application of colloidal gold as a marker in electron microscopy has been phenomenal. Colloidal gold has become the method of choice in immunocytochemistry and many areas of cell biology. This universal method is applicable to most microscopical systems including optical microscopy; scanning, transmission, and high voltage electron microscopy; photoelectron, photon, fluorescent darkfield, and epipolarization microscopy. Colloidal gold allows high and low resolution studies, enzyme and nucleic acid labeling, study of dynamic cellular processes, and virus detection. This book is among the first available to cover the principles and methodology of colloidal gold in microscopy.

Key Features

  • Methods are described step by step, to enable researchers to learn these complex procedures solely by reference to these books
  • Problems and limitations of techniques are discussed
  • Guides users to avoid problems and choose the correct procedures for specific applications
  • Contributors are eminent authorities in their fields


Researchers, technicians, teachers, and students in cell biology, immunocytochemistry, histochemistry, and electron microscopy

Table of Contents

  • P. Baudhuin, P. Van der Smissen, S. Beauvois, and P.J. Courtoy, Molecular Interactions between Colloidal Gold, Proteins, and Living Cells. A.D. Hyatt, Protein A*b1Gold: Nonspecific Binding and Cross-Contamination. G.R. Newman and J.A. Hobot, Role of Tissue Processing in Colloidal Gold Methods. G.R. Newman, LR White Embedding Medium for Colloidal Gold Methods. J.A. Hobot, Lowicryls and Low Temperature Embedding for Colloidal Gold Methods. M. Bendayan, The Enzyme*b1Gold Cytochemical Approach: A Review. D.A. Handley and C.M. Arbeeny, Preparation and Application of Lipoprotein*b1Gold Complex. S. Villaschi, Preparation and Application of Albumin-Gold Complex. F.W.K. Kan and P. Pinto da Silva, Label-Fracture Cytochemistry. D. Men,try and A.I. Basbaum, Colloidal Gold Conjugates for Retrograde Neuronal Tracing. J.A. Traas, Colloidal Gold Labeling of Microtubules in Cleaved Whole Mounts of Cells. J.E. Beesley, Colloidal Gold: Immunonegative Staining Method. S.M. Pietschmann, E.H.S. Hausmann, and H.R. Gelderblom, Immunogold Labeling of Viruses In Situ. P. Buma, Study of Exocytosis with Colloidal Gold and Other Methods. E.M. Herman, Colloidal Gold Labeling of Acrylic Resin-Embedded Plant Tissues. C. Ferrari, G. De Panfilis, and G.C. Manara, Preembedding Immunogold Staining of Cell Surface-Associated Antigens Performed on Suspended Cells and Tissue Sections. K. Takata, ColloidalGold*b1Lectin*b1Ruthenium Red Method for High Voltage Electron Microscopy. H. Mar and T.N. Wight, Correlative Light and Electron Microscopic Immunocytochemistry in Pre-embedded Resin Sections with Colloidal Gold. R.A. Wolber and T.F. Beals, Streptavidin-Gold Labeling for Ultrastructural In-Situ Nucleic Acid Hybridization. R. Rohringer, Detection of Proteins with Colloidal Gold. J.F. Hainfeld, Undecagold*b1Antibody Method. M.D. Waele, Silver-Enhanced Colloidal Gold for the Detection of Leukocyte Cell Surface Antigens in Darkfield and Epipolarization Microscopy. Each chapter includes references. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: October 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139021

About the Series Volume Editor

M. Hayat

M. Hayat
Dr. Hayat has published extensively in the fields of microscopy, cytology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, and antigen retrieval methods. He is Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kean University, Union, NJ, USA

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Colloidal Gold"