Muscle function measurements contribute to the evaluation of potential therapeutics for muscle pathology, as well as to the determination of mechanisms underlying physiology of this tissue. We will demonstrate the preparation of the extensor digitorum longus and diaphragm muscles for functional testing. Protocols for isometric and eccentric contractions will be shown, as well as differences in results between dystrophic muscles, representing a pathological state, and wildtype muscles.
Date Published: 1/31/2013, Issue 71; doi: 10.3791/50036
Moorwood, C., Liu, M., Tian, Z., Barton, E. R. Isometric and Eccentric Force Generation Assessment of Skeletal Muscles Isolated from Murine Models of Muscular Dystrophies. J. Vis. Exp. (71), e50036, doi:10.3791/50036 (2013).
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