Submission Date


Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access


Health & Exercise Physiology

Faculty Mentor

April Carpenter


Presented during the 18th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 22, 2016 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

We examined mRNA expression of the 19 wnt proteins following acute skeletal muscle injury in mice on day 7 post-injury using PCR. A staining procedure for macrophages, endothelial cells, satellite cells, and fibroblasts was performed to observe which cell types were responsive to wnt signaling. This paper also includes a study of an optimal freezing protocol for skeletal muscle tissue for cryostat sectioning and histological examination.