Muscle Tissue Core

 


Provides excess human muscle cultured cells for use of a tool to rapidly and effectively evaluate the biologic activity of new compounds in human muscle tissue using receptor reporting systems.

Pricelist

 

Metabolism Core Costs

 

 

 

Activity

 

Institutional Users

 

Outside Users*

 

Cell culture: propagate HSMC from biopsy

 

$1,760

 

$2,492

 

 

 

 

Provide excess HSMC

 

$330

 

$467

 

 

 

 

Maintain/treat adipose tissue in culture

 

$630 / biopsy sample

 

$892

 

 

 

 

Adipose tissue: isolate adipocytes

 

$250

 

$354

 

 

 

 

Cell assays: glucose uptake in adherent cells (2-4 plates)

 

$440

 

$623

 

 

 

 

Determination of radioactivity in samples correcting for counting efficiency and quenching

 

 

$3/sample (performed in duplicate)

 

$4/sample (performed in duplicate)

 

 

 

 

FFA oxidation in adherent cells (2-4 plates)

 

$480

 

$680

 

 

 

 

Glucose transport in suspended cells: cells either isolated in lab (see above) or provided by user.

 

 

$525

 

 

$743

 

 

 

 

Pyrogenicity testing

 

$1,080

 

$1,529

 

 

 

 

Assays: glucose specific activity in plasma

 

$385 (per assay)

 

$545 (per assay)

 

 

 

 

Calculation of glucose production and utilization

 

$200

 

$312

 

 

 

 

Multiplex analysis of cytokines (1 plate)

 

$170 or $400

 

$241 or $566

 

 

 

 

Self-operation of multiplex equipment

 

$110

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Long-term sample storage (-80ºC)

 

$5.50 / box / month

 

 

 

 

 

Research data retrieval and collation

 

$29 / hour

 

$41 / hour

 

 

 

*For outside users pricing includes institutional indirect cost charges (41.6%)

For more information, please contact: Ted Ciaraldi, PhD
tciaraldi@ucsd.edu
858.552.8585 x6450