The Metabolic Phenotyping Core offers several services to help investigators evaluate metabolic phenotypes in multiple model organisms. Our services are offered to the University of Utah research community and off-campus researchers. Services include mitochondrial bioenergetics (Seahorse (XFe96 and XF24)for cells and isolated mitochondria), determination of whole animal energy expenditure using the Columbus Instruments Oxymax Lab Animal Monitoring System, determination of body composition by NMR, determination of circulating metabolite and hormone concentrations using the MAGPIX magnetic based system that can measure up to 50 analytes in a 25µl sample. We are also willing to consult on more complex projects that require more detailed in vivo metabolic phenotyping such as glucose clamps. We are also happy to offer protocol consultation as needed.
We are pleased to announce that the Metabolic Phenotyping Core is now offering glucose and insulin clamps for mice and rats. Please refer to the website to schedule your runs.
If you would like to make a reservation to use our equipment or services, please go to resource.cores.utah.edu.