Satya S. Challa

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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)
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)
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)
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