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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2013, Article ID 986462, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/986462
Research Article

Phenotypic Characterization of LEA Rat: A New Rat Model of Nonobese Type 2 Diabetes

1Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan
2Department of Infectious Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan
3Institute for Animal Experimentation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
4Department of Comparative and Experimental Medicine, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan
5Center for Experimental Animal Science, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan
6Institute of Laboratory Animals, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan
7Division of Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Morioka 020-8505, Japan
8Pathology Section, Department of Clinical Research, National Hospital Organization Hakodate National Hospital, Hakodate 041-8512, Japan

Received 23 November 2012; Accepted 26 December 2012

Academic Editor: Norihide Yokoi

Copyright © 2013 Tadashi Okamura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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