Iodine Lugol’s Solution 1-Litre.
Lugol’s solution is comprised of iodine and potassium iodide that can be used as a reagent and antiseptic, with possible applications in the diagnosis of cancer. Iodine in Lugol’s solution binds primarily to alpha-1,4 glucans present in polysaccharides like glycogen. Normal, healthy, non-keratinized squamous epithelium reacts with glycogen, and the iodine-glucan combination dyes the glycogen-containing cells dark brown. Since cancer cells lack glycogen, these cells will not be labeled. The degree of staining can be used to determine the presence of cancer cells, which can then be surgically removed. The epithelium of high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia has essentially no glycogen.
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