Metabolic switches play a critical role in the pathophysiology of cardiac diseases, including heart failure. Here, we describe an assay for long-chain fatty acid oxidation in neonatal mouse cardiomyocytes by using a SeaHorse Flux Analyzer (Agilent). This protocol is a simplified but robust adaptation of the standard protocol that enables metabolic measurements in cells isolated from transgenic mouse models, which can be timesaving and informative. Cell isolation and culture represent a critical point that may require bench optimization. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Angelini et al. (2021).
Keywords: Cell Biology; Cell culture; Cell isolation; Metabolism; Protein Biochemistry.