Characterization of a novel genetically obese mouse model demonstrating early onset hyperphagia and hyperleptinemia.

Abstract

Obesity is a critical risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome, and many obese animal models are used to investigate the mechanisms responsible for the appearance of symptoms. To establish a new obese mouse model, we screened ∼13,000 ICR mice and discovered a mouse demonstrating spontaneous obesity. We named this mouse "Daruma" after a… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00540.2012

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