Use of double labeling and photo CD for morphometric analysis of injured skeletal muscle.
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We used computer-assisted analysis of myofiber cross-sectional areas to measure skeletal muscle responses to injury and disease. We developed a simple, inexpensive method for measuring myofiber size in human muscle samples using Kodak photo compact discs (CDs) as the image source. The photo CD serves as a permanent image storage medium and provides a high-resolution image that can be used to detect small myofibers. The use of double labeling for dystrophin and desmin allowed positive identification of both degenerating and regenerating fibers in a single biopsy specimen.
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