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Automated metabolic cages

Automated metabolic cages

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This special automated cage construct separates, collects and quantifies urine and feces of mice or rats and thus provides important information about the animal’s energy balance.

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Automated metabolic cages

This special automated cage construct separates, collects and quantifies urine and feces of mice or rats and thus provides important information about the animal’s energy balance. Dedicated urine and feces collection funnels direct urine and feces into separate collection containers. Weighing sensors below the collection containers quantify urine and feces by amount and time. An optional high-speed freezing unit conserves the samples for later analysis.

More than that, the Metabolic PhenoCage is part of the PhenoMaster family and can thus be equipped with various modules. The Feeding and Drinking Module assesses consumption patterns, an infrared light-beam frame (ActiMot2) can be attached to the cage platform to allow activity monitoring in the X and Y plane, and the air-tight transparent housing of the Metabolic PhenoCage can be connected to a fully automated PhenoMaster indirect gas calorimetry system (CaloSys). Thus, the Metabolic PhenoCage is a multi-talent that investigates various different metabolic and behavioral parameters at the same time.

Key features

  • the cage is made of solid glass
  • highly durable, easy dismantling and residue-free cleaning, no scratches or discoloring
  • automated urine and feces separation, collection, and quantification
  • modular design for flexible experimental design
  • operated by PhenoMaster Software

Hollis JH, Jonaidi H, Lemus M, Oldfield BJ
The endocannabinoid Arachidonylethanolamide attenuates aspects of lipopolysaccharide-induced changes in energy intake, energy expenditure and hypothalamic Fos expression
J Neuroimmunol 2011; 233:127-34

 

Lemmer B, Witte K, Enzminger H, Schiffer S, Hauptfleisch S
Transgenic TGR(mREN2)27 rats as a model for disturbed circadian organization at the level of the brain, the heart, and the kidneys
Chronobiol Int 2003; 20(4):711-38
Metabolic Cage

Borgonio A, Pummer S, Witte K, Lemmer B
Reduced baroreflex sensitivity and blunted endogenous nitric oxide synthesis precede the development of hypertension in TGR(mREN2)27 rats
Chronobiol Int 2001; 18(2):215-26
Metabolic Cage
Lemmer B, Rueff T, Reiter S, Huser L, Hauptfleisch S, Witte K
Influence of circadian time and age on glomerular angiotensin II receptors in normotensive Sprague-Dawley and transgenic hypertensive TGR(mREN2)27 rats
Chronobiol Int 2001; 18(3):447-59
Metabolic Cage
Hollis JH, Jonaidi H, Lemus M, Oldfield BJ
The endocannabinoid Arachidonylethanolamide attenuates aspects of lipopolysaccharide-induced changes in energy intake, energy expenditure and hypothalamic Fos expression
J Neuroimmunol 2011; 233:127-34
PhenoMaster / LabMaster (Calorimetry, Metabolic PhenoCage, Drinking / Feeding, Activity)