Mass Spectroscopy Metabolic Flux Resource (MIMOSA platform)

As part of YCC efforts to enhance membership access to metabolomics and metabolism technologies, the Kibbey laboratory will provide at cost steady state measurements of mitochondrial metabolism using the MIMOSA (Mass Isotopomer MultiOrdinate Spectral Analysis) platform (1). Consultative/collaborative design, application and interpretation of 13C labeled MIMOSA fluxomic measurements in cultured cells are key features of the service. 

MIMOSA is a mass spectroscopy technique using stable isotopes to quantitatively measure the discrete rates of sequential individual reactions in glycolytic and mitochondrial metabolism. Such measurements can be used to identify differences in fuel usage (e.g., glycolysis vs. beta-oxidation), non-oxidative (reductive carboxylation, anaplerosis and cataplerosis) contributions to the TCA cycle. Additional development of the resource for the analysis of other metabolic fluxes may be possible.

1. Alves TC, Pongratz RL, Zhao X, Yarborough O, Sereda S, Shirihai O, Cline GW, Mason G, Kibbey R, (2015) Integrated, step-wise, mass-isotopomeric flux analysis of the TCA cycle. Cell Metab. 2015 Nov 3;22(5):936-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.08.021. Epub 2015 Sep 24. PMID: 26411341