Metabolic Core

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About Us

The Metabolic Core provides human metabolic phenotyping services for subjects in clinical studies, who are typically recruited by the researchers themselves. These services include oral and intravenous glucose tolerance tests, the mixed-meal tolerance test, glucagon stimulation tests, euglycemic and hyperglycemic clamp studies, and indirect calorimetry. We collaborate with other research partners for brown adipose tissue imaging, as well as tracer infusion for hepatic glucose production. The Metabolic Core has also established protocols for percutaneous skeletal muscle biopsy and myocyte cultures.