Characterization of Obesity Phenotypes in Psammomys Obesus (Israeli Sand Rats)

  title={Characterization of Obesity Phenotypes
in Psammomys Obesus (Israeli Sand Rats)},
  author={Ken Walder and Richard P. Fahey and Greg J. Morton and Paul Z. Zimmet and Greg R. Collier},
  journal={International journal of experimental diabetes research},
  pages={177 - 184}
Psammomys obesus (the Israeli sand rat) has been well studied as an animal model of Type 2 diabetes. However, obesity phenotypes in these animals have not been fully characterized. We analyzed phenotypic data including body weight, percentage body fat, blood glucose and plasma insulin concentration for over 600 animals from the Psammomys obesus colony at Deakin University to investigate the relationships between body fat, body weight and Type 2 diabetes using regression analysis and general… CONTINUE READING