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Establishment of a 3D engineered skeletal muscle-motoneuron co-culture using fibrin-cast gels

Passey, SL; Smith, AST; Mudera, V; Greensmith, L; Baar, K; Lewis, MP; (2011) Establishment of a 3D engineered skeletal muscle-motoneuron co-culture using fibrin-cast gels. In: Abstracts of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) meeting 19-21 July 2011, University of Leeds. (pp. 81 - 81). Green open access

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Abstract

The successful in vitro engineering of complex tissues such as skeletal muscle would be of great benefit in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, muscle physiology and neuromuscular research. A number of in vitro engineered models of skeletal muscle have been described that demonstrate many structural, biochemical and physiological similarities to in vivo muscle. As yet, however, there is no truly biomimetic in vitro model of skeletal muscle. An important aspect of in vivo muscle development and maintenance is the presence of a neuronal input via neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). Here we have increased the complexity of existing muscle models by introducing primary motoneurons with the aim of engineering a functional neuronal input in an established in vitro skeletal muscle model.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Establishment of a 3D engineered skeletal muscle-motoneuron co-culture using fibrin-cast gels
Event: Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) meeting
Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 19/07/2011-21/07/2011
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ecmjournal.org/journal/supplements/vol0...
Language: English
Additional information: Reproduced with kind permission from eCM journal (www.ecmjournal.org)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1348470
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