Metabolism, Bariatric Surgery and Behavior Core

***  Effective Immediately, the Animal Phenotyping Core, is NOT accepting any new experiments.  As directed by the University's Office of Vice President for Research we have begun ramping down noncritical laboratory research activities until further notice.  However, our team continues to be available via email and will be working remotely, on data analysis, study consultation and development, and manuscript preparation, etc. ***  

Please note: We will continue to schedule future studies based on the improvement of the situation. 

The Metabolism, Bariatric Surgery and Behavior Core (also referred to as the Animal Phenotyping Core) is directed by Dr. Malcolm Low and Dr. Nathan Qi and performs a variety of in vivo physiological assessments encompassing glucose homeostasis (glucose tolerance, insulin tolerance, hyperinsulinemic/euglycemic clamps), energy homeostasis (indirect calorimetry by CLAMS, dietary challenge), ultradian hormone secretion (Culex platform for serial biological fluid sampling from unrestrained mice), behavioral measurements (locomotor activity, meal pattern analysis, operant conditioning) and generation of bariatric surgery models. 

Key aims of the core:

  • Provide investigators the essential resources for advanced, standardized phenotyping in mouse models of metabolic diseases caused by dietary, genetic, pharmacologic or other perturbations.
  • Aid MMPC investigators in the design, performance and interpretation of phenotying assays conducted by the Core.

Please find our standard list of prices and services described in the table below. When you are ready to proceed, please follow the steps to submit a Request for Service.

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Listed prices reflect internal UofM investigator rates, external customers are subject to additional fees, please inquire for a quote.

Test Number Test Name
MI2058
Plasma glucose (using a colorimetric kit)
$377.80/for up to 160 samples
MI2059
Plasma insulin (using a ELISA kit)
$15.00 per sample
MI2060
Plasma NEFA (using a colorimetric kit)
$639.80/for up to 80 samples
MI2061
Plasma TG (using a colorimetric kit)
$387.30/ for up to 80 samples
MI2062
Tissue glycogen content
$40.40/per sample
MI2063
Tissue glucose TG content
$40.40/per sample
MI2064
Laboratory Assistance and Training
$95.00/per hour, plus materials
MI2065
Surgical Training and Supplies, Surgical cannulations of Jugular vein and/or carotid artery
$861.10/day including demonstration, hands-on practice and materials
MI2066
Surgical Training and Supplies, Carotid catheters (micro-renathane)
$14.30/pc (mouse)
$17.20/pc (rat)
MI2067
Surgical Training and Supplies, Jugular vein catheters (silicon tubing)
$6.20/pc (mouse)
$7.10/pc (rat)
MI2068
Surgical Training and Supplies, Dual-catheter Exteriorizing Connector
$35.30/pc (mouse)
$45.90/pc (rat)
MI2070
APC Housing Per diem (Transfer of care from ULAM to APC)
$1.00/ per cage
MI2071
Breeding Colony Care
$1.90 / per cage
MI2072
Technician Time
$95.00/ hr
MI2073
Data Analysis
$95.00/hr
MI2500
Learning and Memory - Spatial Object Recognition
$95.00
MI2501
Learning and Memory - Novel Object Recognition
$95.00/per hour
MI2502
Learning and Memory - Morris Water Maze
$95.00/per hour
MI2503
Motor Activity - Home Cage (Ethovision or Photobeam)
Please Inquire
MI2504
Motor Activity - Open Field Test (Ethovision or Photobeam)
$95.00/per hour
MI2505
Anxiety - Open Field Test (Ethovision or Photobeam)
$95.00/per hour
MI2506
Anxiety - Elevated Plus Maze (Ethovision)
$95.00/per hour
MI2507
Anxiety - Novelty Supressed Feeding Test
$95.00/per hour
MI2508
Depression - Forced Swim Test
$95.00/per hour
MI2509
Depression - Tail Suspension Test
$95.00/per hour

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