Journal article

Myogel, a novel, basement membrane-rich, extracellular matrix derived from skeletal muscle, is highly adipogenic in vivo and in vitro

KM Abberton, SK Bortolotto, AA Woods, M Findlay, WA Morrison, EW Thompson, A Messina

CELLS TISSUES ORGANS | KARGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Biological and synthetic scaffolds play important roles in tissue engineering and are being developed towards human clinical applications. Based on previous work from our laboratory, we propose that extracellular matrices from skeletal muscle could be developed for adipose tissue engineering. METHODS: Extracellular matrices (Myogels) extracted from skeletal muscle of various species were assessed using biochemical assays including ELISA and Western blotting. Biofunctionality was assessed using an in vitro differentiation assay and a tissue engineering construct model in the rat. RESULTS: Myogels were successfully extracted from mice, rats, pigs and humans. Myogels contained ..

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