Morphological study on dental caries induced in WBN/KobSlc rats (Rattus norvegicus) fed a standard laboratory diet.

@article{Fukuzato2009MorphologicalSO,
  title={Morphological study on dental caries induced in WBN/KobSlc rats (Rattus norvegicus) fed a standard laboratory diet.},
  author={Yoko Fukuzato and Tetsuro Matsuura and Kiyokazu Ozaki and Masahiro Matsuura and Tomoya Sano and Yutaka Nakahara and Yasushi Kodama and Akihito Nakagawa and Sumie Okamura and Hirohisa Suido and Kayo Torii and Taketoshi Makino and Isao Narama},
  journal={Laboratory animals},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={376-81}
}
In our previous studies, WBN/KobSlc was characterized as a rat strain in which only males began to develop pancreatitis, and then presented with diabetic symptoms. In the course of studying their pancreatic inflammation, we detected molar caries in prediabetic males feeding on a standard diet (CRF-1) widely used for experimental animals. The purpose of this study is to confirm whether the WBN/KobSlc strain is caries-susceptible to the diet reported to be non-cariogenic, and to examine the… CONTINUE READING