The UCLA Metabolomics Center enables investigators to study metabolism with a particular focus on central carbon metabolism and several branch pathways (glycolysis, pentose phosphate pathway, TCA cycle, nucleos(t)ide synthesis, etc.). Metabolite analysis can be performed on a variety of specimens (e.g. cultured cells, culture medium, blood, urine, tissue). Generally, relative amounts of metabolites are measured, but absolute amounts can be determined as well. Tracing experiments using stable isotope-labeled metabolites (C13, N15, D) are routinely performed. For data analysis, relative amounts of metabolites as well as mass isotopologue distributions (if isotope tracing was performed) are calculated. Results are illustrated using bar graphs, heatmaps, and principal component analysis. Customized analysis is available.

For more information, please visit the Metabolomics Center site.

Last updated
February 27, 2023