Energy Balance and Glucose Metabolism Core

Gregory J. Morton, Director, 206-897-5292
Ellen Schur, Metabolic Imaging Subcore Director, 206-744-1830

The Energy Balance and Glucose Metabolism Core provides Affiliate Investigators with a comprehensive resource for measurements of body composition, energy balance and glucose metabolism, as well as consultation and guidance in choosing among the methods.  Services include:

Rodents:

  • Indirect calorimetry (e.g., metabolic rate, heat production)
  • Locomotor activity/total physical activity
  • Biostatistical adjustment of energy expenditure or other measures for group differences in body mass and composition
  • Meal pattern analysis/continuous measures of total daily food and water intake
  • Continuous body temperature monitoring
  • Noninvasive body composition analysis
  • Biopsy sample triglyceride content
  • Euglycemic glucose clamp (rats only)

Humans:

  • Body composition using DXA scanner

Metabolic Imaging Subcore:

  • Fat-water MRI of small animals
  • Mouse brain MRI
  • Human brain MRI
  • Human functional MRI using visual food cues
  • Human body composition analysis and quantification of intra-abdominal fat

 

Energy Balance and Glucose Metabolism Core Services and Fees:

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Metabolic Imaging Subcore Core Services and Fees:

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