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In Vivo Method For Labeling And Tracking Cells In The Mammalian Limb Bud, James T. Mccarthy, Andrew Schilb, Sarah Calve Oct 2013

In Vivo Method For Labeling And Tracking Cells In The Mammalian Limb Bud, James T. Mccarthy, Andrew Schilb, Sarah Calve

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is composed of many different proteins excreted by cells and is believed to play a very important role in development as well as regeneration and wound healing. In this research, a method to determine the ECM’s effect on the migration of muscle progenitor cells into the mammalian limb bud was investigated. It has traditionally been difficult to obtain in vivo images of the limb bud, due to the difficulty of maintaining embryos in culture and limitations of imaging techniques. In this study, we have worked on optimizing the culture conditions to allow growth of mouse ...


Image Skeletal Muscle Progenitors In Situ To Investigate How The Ecm Composition Regulates Musculoskeletal Assembly, Andrew L. Schilb, Sarah Calve Oct 2013

Image Skeletal Muscle Progenitors In Situ To Investigate How The Ecm Composition Regulates Musculoskeletal Assembly, Andrew L. Schilb, Sarah Calve

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Regenerative medicine has difficulty with the human body’s inability to functionally repair tissues lost as a result of disease or serious accident. Through tissue engineering, there has been development of various scaffolding with the purpose of enhancing skeletal muscle regrowth and functionality. The scaffolds are typically constructed from artificial polymers or decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) that mimics adult tissue. These standardized scaffolds are hindered though by the host since tissue engineers have not taken into account of how the composition musculoskeletal ECM during tissue repair is dramatically different than that of a homeostatic adult. Now green fluorescent protein positive ...