ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-140123-26
Analysis of embryonic and larval zebrafish skeletal myofibers from dissociated preparations
Horstick, E.J., Gibbs, E.M., Li, X., Davidson, A.E., and Dowling, J.J.
Date: 2013
Source: Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE   (81): e50259 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Dowling, Jim
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Calcium/analysis
  • Calcium/metabolism
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Larva
  • Muscle Fibers, Skeletal/chemistry
  • Muscle Fibers, Skeletal/cytology*
  • Muscle Fibers, Skeletal/metabolism
  • Muscle Proteins/analysis
  • Muscle Proteins/metabolism
  • Muscle, Skeletal/chemistry
  • Muscle, Skeletal/cytology*
  • Muscle, Skeletal/metabolism
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 24300240 Full text @ J. Vis. Exp.

Zebrafish are an emerging system for modeling human disorders of the skeletal muscle. We describe a fast and efficient method to isolate skeletal muscle myofibers from embryonic and larval zebrafish. This method yields a high-density myofiber preparation suitable for study of single skeletal muscle fiber morphology, protein subcellular localization, and muscle physiology.