Tissue Donation for Myoblast Culture

2014-08-27 03:13:52 | BioPortfolio


Analyze human skeletal muscle and learn more about the ability of adult muscle to produce myoblasts (young muscle cells).


Study the ability of healthy human skeletal muscle to produce myoblasts, and to determine how many cells would be needed to regenerate a certain section of injured muscle. As part of this research, we hope to gain a better understanding of the effect of age on muscle and how normal skeletal muscle can regenerate itself by producing myoblasts. The information gathered from this study will be specifically used in future research for treating Anal Incontinence.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science


Observe in Vitro Characteristics of Muscle Tissue


Tissue Donation


UCI Women's Healthcare
United States


Active, not recruiting


University of California, Irvine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:52-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Tissue, organ, or gamete donation intended for a designated recipient.

Tumors or cancer located in muscle tissue or specific muscles. They are differentiated from NEOPLASMS, MUSCLE TISSUE which are neoplasms composed of skeletal, cardiac, or smooth muscle tissue, such as MYOSARCOMA or LEIOMYOMA.

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