Services and Prices

  1. Surgical Procedures
    • Partial pancreatectomy
    • Vascular and organ catheterization
    • Parabiosis
    • Mouse/rat model of cutaneous wound
    • Radio-telemetry implantation
    • Heart or kidney transplantation (under development)
    • Other surgeries available upon request
  2. Insulin Sensitivity
    • Glucose/Insulin/pyruvate tolerance tests
    • Hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic, hypo- and hyperglycemic clamps
  3. Energy Metabolism
    • VO2 &VCO2 with spontaneous activity and food intake under various environmental temperatures (CLAMS, Columbus Instruments)
    • Non-shivering thermogenesis (@ thermoneutrality)
    • Body composition (Minispec 90F II, Bruker)
    • Body temperature using implantable electronic transponder (IPTT300, Bio Medic Data Systems)
    • Bomb calorimeter for measurement of digestible energy content (Parr 6200 and 1108P oxygen bomb)
  4. Lipid Metabolism
    • Fat tolerance test
    • Hepatic TG production (Poloxamer 407 or Triton WR-1339)
    • Free fatty acid (i.e. 3H-palmitate) fluxes (under development)
    • FFA/TG cycling (under development)
  5. Radio-telemetry for blood pressure (DataScience Intl)
  6. Automated blood sampling (Basi Culex, Bio-Analytical Systems)
  7. Aerobic Exercise and Spontaneous Activity
  8. Miscellaneous Procedures
  9. Common Blood/Tissue Chemistry
  10. Research Assistance and Training

Research Acknowledgement

The University of Michigan Animal Phenotyping Core is co-sponsored by Michigan Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (MNORC) and Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC). It is extremely important that our grants are cited in all publications resulting from the use of our services. Our productivity and effectiveness as Centers are measured in part by the citation of the grants in published work. So, PLEASE include the following acknowledgement in your publication:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grants DK089503 (MNORC) and DK020572 (MDRC) of NIH to the University of Michigan.