Skeletal Muscle: Learn about the muscles we use to walk and run

Welcome to the Skeletal Muscle simulation!

In this laboratory, you will work with rat muscles. Firstly, you will get to dissect two muscles from a virtual rat-leg. You will then proceed to learn how to use a cryostat to cut slices of muscle tissue, which you will then use in a histochemistry assay that will allow you to assess the fiber composition of the two muscles.

With another set of muscles, you will experiment with force transduction. Going through experiments such as length tensioning, fatigue and more!

Histochemistry staining

Muscle fibers

Muscle contractions

Sarcoplasmic reticulum

Attribution staff (2014). "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2): 10. doi:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 2002-4436.Sarcoplasmic reticulum.