Decreased glucose tolerance but normal blood glucose levels in the field in the caviomorph rodent Ctenomys talarum: the role of stress and physical activity.

Hystricomorph rodents have a divergent insulin molecule with only 1-10% of the biological activity in comparison to other mammalian species. In this study, we used the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum as a model and performed blood glucose tolerance tests (GTTs) with trained and untrained individuals to evaluate blood glucose regulation and the possible… CONTINUE READING