Force Measurement During Contraction to Assess Muscle Function in Zebrafish Larvae

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Force measurements can be used to demonstrate changes in muscle function due to development, injury, disease, treatment or chemical toxicity. In this video, we demonstrate a method to measure force during a maximal contraction of zebrafish larval trunk muscle.

Date Published: 7/23/2013, Issue 77; doi: 10.3791/50539

Sloboda, D. D., Claflin, D. R., Dowling, J. J., Brooks, S. V. Force Measurement During Contraction to Assess Muscle Function in Zebrafish Larvae. J. Vis. Exp. (77), e50539, doi:10.3791/50539 (2013).

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