2 articles published in JoVE
Body Composition and Metabolic Caging Analysis in High Fat Fed Mice Graeme I. Lancaster1, Darren C. Henstridge1 1Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute This protocol describes the use of a body composition analyzer and metabolic animal monitoring system to characterize body composition and metabolic parameters in mice. An obesity model induced by high-fat feeding is used as an example for the application of these techniques.
Cholesterol Efflux Assay Hann Low1, Anh Hoang1, Dmitri Sviridov1 1Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute The cholesterol assay is designed to quantitate the rate of cholesterol efflux from cultured cells and the capacity of plasma acceptors to accept cholesterol released from cells. The assay consists of labelling cells with cholesterol, equilibration of cholesterol among intracellular pools and release of cholesterol to an extracellular acceptor.