MyoCult™-SF Expansion Supplement Kit (Human)

Serum-free supplement and attachment substrate for the derivation and expansion of human skeletal muscle progenitor cells (myoblasts)

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MyoCult™-SF Expansion Supplement Kit (Human)

Serum-free supplement and attachment substrate for the derivation and expansion of human skeletal muscle progenitor cells (myoblasts)

1 Kit
Catalog #05980
497 USD

MyoCult™-SF Expansion 10X Supplement (Human)

Serum-free supplement for the derivation and expansion of human skeletal muscle progenitor cells (myoblasts)

10 mL
Catalog #05982
199 USD

MyoCult™-SF Attachment Substrate

Serum-free attachment substrate for the derivation and expansion of human skeletal muscle progenitor cells (myoblasts)

100 µg
Catalog #05983
99 USD

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Overview

MyoCult™-SF Expansion Supplement Kit (Human) contains a serum-free supplement and attachment substrate for the culture of primary human skeletal muscle progenitor cells (myoblasts) and human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived myoblasts. The supplement must be combined with a basal medium (DMEM with 1000 mg/L D-Glucose [Catalog #36253]; sold separately) to prepare MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium. This medium has been optimized for the derivation and expansion of human skeletal muscle progenitor cells in vitro. For primary myoblasts, cultureware must be coated with MyoCult™-SF Attachment Substrate; for hPSC-derived myoblasts, cultureware must be coated with Corning® Matrigel® hESC-Qualified Matrix. Myoblasts cultured using MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium can be differentiated into multinucleated myotubes using MyoCult™ Differentiation Kit (Human; Catalog #05965).
Advantages:
• Supports derivation and long-term expansion of human skeletal muscle progenitor cells under serum-free conditions.
• Culture-expanded skeletal muscle progenitor cells maintain differentiation potential.
• Rigorous raw material screening and quality control minimize lot-to-lot variability.
• Culture-expanded myogenic progenitor cells are compatible with MyoCult™ Differentiation Kit.
Components:
  • MyoCult™-SF Expansion 10X Supplement (Human), 2 x 10 mL
  • MyoCult™-SF Attachment Substrate, 100 µg
Subtype:
Specialized Media
Cell Type:
Myogenic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Species:
Human
Application:
Cell Culture; Expansion
Brand:
MyoCult
Area of Interest:
Stem Cell Biology
Formulation:
Serum-Free

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Data

Figure 1. Workflow for the Derivation, Expansion and Differentiation of Human Myogenic Progenitor Cells

Human skeletal muscle tissue is digested into a single cell suspension and plated into MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium. Myoblasts are then enriched by cell sorting or using a selection kit such as the EasySep™ Human CD56 Positive Selection Kit (Catalog #17855). Purified myoblasts are then culture-expanded or differentiated into myotubes for further studies. Myoblasts can be derived and expanded, using the MyoCult™-SF Expansion Kit (Catalog #05980) and then differentiated using the MyoCult™ Differentiation Kit (Catalog #05965).

Figure 2. Derivation of PAX7+ Myogenic Progenitor Cells in MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium from Human Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Myogenic progenitor cells were derived from human skeletal muscle tissue and culture-expanded using the MyoCult™-SF Expansion Kit or a serum-containing medium. (A) Following 6 days of expansion, myoblasts were fixed and immunostained for PAX7 (green), a thymine analogue (EdU; red) and nuclei (DAPI; blue). Total percentage of cells expressing (B) PAX7 or (C) PAX7 and EdU were quantified (n = 4). Data was generated and used with permission by Dr. Penny M. Gilbert’s Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto.

Figure 3. Long-Term Expansion of Myoblasts were Observed When Using MyoCult™-SF Expansion Kit

Myoblasts were culture-expanded in MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium or in serum-containing medium. (A) Myoblasts culture-expanded in MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium displayed superior expansion rate than when cells were expanded in serum-containing medium (n=3). (B) Expansion of myoblasts in MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium generates a greater yield of CD56+ cells after 9 passages compared to myoblasts cultured in serum-containing medium (P9; n = 2). Data was generated and used with permission by Dr. Penny M. Gilbert’s Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto.

Figure 4. Myoblasts Culture-Expanded in MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium Maintain Differentiation and Transplantation Potential in Mice

Myoblasts derived and expanded in MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium were further differentiated into myotubes using the MyoCult™ Differentiation Kit (Catalog #05965) at passage 5. (A) Myotubes differentiated from myoblasts were immunostained for myosin heavy chain (MyHC; red) and nuclei (DAPI; blue). (B) Fusion index displaying approximately 60% of total nuclei were found within myotubes expressing MyHC. Each donor is indicated by a yellow square. Data from 5 independent donors.

Figure 5. The MyoCult™-SF Expansion Medium Supports Expansion of iPSC-Derived Myogenic Progenitor Cells

(A) iPSC-derived myogenic progenitor cells displayed long-term expansion when using the MyoCult™ Expansion Kit. iPSC-derived myogenic progenitor cells were generated using Protocol A (Chal et al. from Nature Protocols (2016)) and Protocol B (Xi et al. Cell Rep (2017)). (B) Culture-expanded iPSC-derived myogenic progenitor cells expressed MyHC (red) and MyoD (green).

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