Tissue culture studies of muscle disorders: Part 1. Techniques, cell growth, morphology, cell surface

Witkowski, J. A. (March 1986) Tissue culture studies of muscle disorders: Part 1. Techniques, cell growth, morphology, cell surface. Muscle Nerve, 9 (3). pp. 191-207. ISSN 0148-639X (Print)0148-639x

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3517638
DOI: 10.1002/mus.880090302


Tissue culture has been used extensively in studies of human inherited disorders, and its application in the field of the neuromuscular disorders has increased rapidly in recent years. This review, covering the period 1977 to 1984, deals with tissue culture studies of both human and animal muscle disorders, although Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) figures prominently because of the overwhelming interest in that disorder. The review is in two parts. In the first part, I discuss technical innovations in the field, the morphology and growth of cells, and a variety of studies related to the cell surface. Important findings in relation to DMD include reports of abnormal growth rates and reduced lifespan of DMD cells, hypersensitivity to DNA-damaging agents, abnormal cell-to-cell and cell-to-substratum adhesion, and a more "fluid" cell membrane. However, these findings are controversial or have so far been reported only by single laboratories.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals Cell Adhesion Cell Division Cell Membrane/ultrastructure Cell Transformation, Viral Cells, Cultured Child, Preschool Clone Cells Culture Media Culture Techniques/*methods DNA Replication Female Fetus Humans Male Membrane Proteins/analysis Muscles/cytology/*pathology Muscular Diseases/*pathology Muscular Dystrophies/*pathology Pregnancy Skin/cytology/pathology
Subjects: Investigative techniques and equipment > cell culture
diseases & disorders > congenital hereditary genetic diseases > muscular dystrophy
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Communities: Banbury Center
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: March 1986
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 20:08
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 20:08
URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/30450

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