Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or so-called endotoxins are potent pro-inflammatory compounds. LPS can be present in the bloodstream in case of septic conditions, leading to measure endotoxemia that is the activity of LPS in plasma. Recent research also reveals a low-grade or so-called metabolic endotoxemia associated with metabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases). In this context, research studies use different experimental models, mostly in humans and rodents. Pig is now emerging as a new animal model in nutritional and metabolic studies. However, information is lacking to date about optimal dilution to be used for sample preparation for the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate test, according to species, especially for pig. Methods: Endotoxemia was measured using the LAL standard reference method.
Citation: Fabienne L, Gaelle P, Cecile V, Marie-Caroline M (2015) Endotoxemia Analysis by the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate Assay in Different Mammal Species Used in Metabolic Studies. J Anal Bioanal Tech 6:251. doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000251