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MetaToul Metabolomics

13-C Metabolomics | Isotopic Profiling | Mass Spectrometry | NMR

MetaToul Metabolomics

About the Platform 


The MetaToul - Metabolic Networks platform dedicates its activities to the functional analysis of cellular metabolism. For this, the platform develops and applies methodologies combining mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance for the analysis of metabolic networks: 

- Quantitative targeted analyzes
- Identification of metabolic pathways by isotopic labeling (13C-Metabolomics)
- Measurement of metabolic fluxes (13C-Fluxomics)
- Modeling of metabolic systems (Flux calculation)


When we introduce the notion of isotopic tracer in metabolic profiling, we are talking about isotopic profiling. This consists of the analysis of the isotopomers of mass or position of all the metabolites of a pathway or those of a given class. Using this method, it is possible to follow the fate of the tracer in a metabolic network in order to characterize this network finely and to go as far as the identification of new metabolic pathways. The data obtained in isotopic profiling can also be used to calculate metabolic fluxes.

The platform has the skills and equipment for the study of metabolism by isotopic labelling, either by stable isotopes (13C, 15N, etc.)

More Info

The platform is ISO9001 NFX-50-900 certified and is part of the National Infrastructure of Metabolomic and Fluxomic METABOHUB.

Units of access: 1 sample

  • Quantity offered: 100
  • Total offered: 100 samples
  • Type of access: remote/on-site



LISBP» (The Biological Systems and Biochemical Engineering) is a Joint Research Unit (UMR) associated with INRA, CNRS, INSAT and located on the INSA-Toulouse Campus. Internationally recognised, the LISBP stands out as a pioneer for the innovative way it associates Life Sciences and Engineering Sciences, as well as for its advances in fundamental and applied Biology, Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and Metabolism, Engineering, Fermentation and Processes. The LISBP research work has very large applications in Industrial Biotechnology such as Bioenergy and Green Chemistry, Water Treatment, Food Processing and Health.