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Myoblast Cell Cultures
The following describes the methods used in the Fields Center for initiation of myoblast cell cultures from FSHD (FSH dystrophy) and conrol individuals.
Background: Myoblast cell cultures are established from samples of muscle obtained either through an needle or open biopsy sampling procedure. Typically a muscle sample of between 60-100mg is adequate for establishing a primary myoblast culture.
A. Preparing Primary Myoblast Cultures (Download PDF file)
B. Myoblast Recipes (Download PDF file)
C. Desmin Staining (Download PDF file)
D. Reference (Download PDF file)
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