Journal of Diabetes Research / 2014 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Tracing Fasting Glucose Fluxes with Unstressed Catheter Approach in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats

Figure 2

Establishment of platform of unstressed vein and artery implantation of catheters at the tails of the rats. (a) A catheter was implanted in the vein of the rat tail. (b and c) Another catheter was implanted into the artery of the rat tail with an adjustable copper clamp fixed at the tail root. (d) The rat was transferred into a self-made metabolic rage to rest before tracing study. (e) The unstressed tracing model with vein continuously injected tracers and artery catheters for drawl of blood samples (published by Zhai et al. [16]).

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