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Using Touch-evoked Response and Locomotion Assays to Assess Muscle Performance and Function in Zebrafish
 

Using Touch-evoked Response and Locomotion Assays to Assess Muscle Performance and Function in Zebrafish

Article doi: 10.3791/54431
October 31st, 2016 Usage Statistics

Summary October 31st, 2016

Zebrafish are an excellent model to study muscle function and disease. During early embryogenesis zebrafish begin regular muscle contractions producing rhythmic swimming behavior, which is altered when the muscle is disrupted. Here we describe a touch-evoked response and locomotion assay to examine swimming performance as a measure of muscle function.

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