Characterization of a novel polycystic kidney rat model with accompanying polycystic liver.

@article{Katsuyama2000CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a novel polycystic kidney rat model with accompanying polycystic liver.},
  author={Makoto Katsuyama and Taku Masuyama and I. Komura and Tsuyoshi Hibino and H Takahashi},
  journal={Experimental animals},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={51-5}
}
A polycystic kidney rat model is being established from a Crj:CD (SD) rat strain. Unlike existing animal models of polycystic kidney disease, this mutant rat has a completely polycystic liver. Mating experiments revealed that the phenotype is controlled by an autosomal recessive gene. We propose that this gene be tentatively called the "rpc" gene.