Zucker Rat (Obese)

Crl:ZUC-Leprfa
Outbred
Zucker Rat, Obese
Breeding Location

Zucker Rat (Obese) Details

The obese or fatty condition appeared spontaneously in the 13M strain maintained at the Laboratory of Comparative Pathology of Theodore and Lois Zucker in Stow, MA. Research colonies were established at many institutions from this nucleus colony. To Charles River in 1985 from a research colony maintained at a pharmaceutical company.

The control model for the Zucker Rat (Obese) is the Zucker Rat (Lean).

Coat Color
Four principal variants: 1. predominantly brown; 2. brown and white; 3. predominantly black; 4. black and white

Strain Code
185 (Obese)

Ideal For
insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, metabolic syndrome, genetic obesity

Zucker Rat US Growth Chart

LOCATION: Raleigh
UNIT: R09
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