Satya S. Challa

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BACKGROUND Development of model systems have helped to a large extent, in bridging gap to understand the mechanism(s) of disease including diabetes. Interestingly, WNIN/GR-Ob rats (Mutants), established at National Centre for Laboratory Animals (NCLAS) of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), form a suitable model system to study obesity with Type 2(More)
The promise(s) of using Fetal Calf Serum (FCS) as a supplement for the maintenance of cell cultures has been well documented. However, FCS forms the xenogenic source for any human derived cells/organ and limits its application. Recently, the usage of human umbilical cord blood serum (hUCBS) for maintenance of mesenchymal cells has been supportive. In the(More)
WNIN/Ob, a mutant rat strain, developed at the National Center for Laboratory Animal Sciences (NCLAS) facility of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), is a new animal model to study the metabolic syndrome. These animals have 47% fat in their body and isolation of islets from these animals were compounded due to the formation of amorphous viscous and jelly(More)
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