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Table 1 Patients, weight of muscle biopsy, growth parameters of primary cultures.

From: Culture of skeletal myoblasts from human donors aged over 40 years: dynamics of cell growth and expression of differentiation markers

Patient # (gender) Age (yr) Muscle biopsy site Weight of biopsy specimen (g) Mean cell population doubling time (days) Peak number of viable cells (×10-6) obtained at the indicated time of culture (day)
1 (F) 91 Femoral quadriceps 1.0 3.88 1,148 (46)
2 (M) 61 Abdominal rectus 0.6 4.60 446 (49)
3 (M) 41 Abdominal rectus 1.3 3.56 562 (42)
4 (F)1 56 Abdominal rectus 1.9 4.15 1,739 (42)
5 (M) 75 Abdominal rectus 1.8 3.74 1,585 (49)
  1. 1. Patient showing HCV viremia at the time of muscle biopsy (53,000 genome equivalents/ml).