Muscle Research Resources

The CMB has collected human vastus lateralis muscle samples from healthy volunteers. In addition to providing 200-300 mg of muscle tissue, volunteers undergo body composition evaluation, a fasting blood draw, strength testing in the Human Performance Lab and complete surveys on activity level and quality of life. To date, over 100 samples from both males and females ranging in age from 18-82 years old have been acquired. If interested in obtaining frozen muscle tissue or tissue cryosections, please contact us.

Human Primary Myoblasts

Cells were isolated from vastus lateralis muscle by collagenase/dispase digestion, subjected to one round of pre-plating, expanded and frozen. These unpurified cells can be provided upon request for further FACS or bead purification by the requesting investigator. If interested in obtaining frozen myoblasts, please contact us.