Clonetics™ skeletal muscle cells and myoblasts have been isolated from normal and diabetic type 1 and 2 donors. These are available for variety of research areas including cellular development, differentiation, diabetes insulin uptake or resistance, tissue repair, drug development, and myotube development.
Skeletal muscle is known as "voluntary muscle" and is attached to bone by tendons. Skeletal muscles are involved in maintaining skeletal movement and maintaining posture. These cells regenerate through proliferation of myoblasts and fusion of myoblasts is specific to skeletal muscle tissue. Skeletal muscle myoblasts can be identified via expression of FGF receptor and IGF expression increases during myoblast differentiation in culture
Clonetics™ Skeletal Muscle Cell Growth Media Products are specially designed to support the growth of skeletal muscle cells. Media systems have been specifically developed and optimized for various cell systems. Media are supplied in several formats:
- Basal Medium - contains no growth factors, cytokines, or supplements
- SingleQuots™ Kit - growth factors and supplements
- BulletKit™ - basal medium and SingleQuots™ Kit packaged together