Strain information
 NBRP Rat No: 0626  Strain name: MKO/Tami  Commmon Name: Minko Rat Rat Genome Database
Principal Investigator:  Mieko Kimura  Takeda hospital group           604-8113 Kyoto     Japan
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Preservation Status:   Embryo        Sperm       Living Animals ../images/Photos/MKO_Tami/2191-9a.jpg ../images/Photos/MKO_Tami/2191a.jpg
Coat Color  
Inbred Generations  F56+5 (April 2012)
Usage Restrictions  
Genetic Status
 Inbred  Segregating  Congenic  Consomic  Recombinant
 Coisogenic  Spont. Mutant  Transgene  Ind. Mutant  Category Other 
Comercial Availability
Research Category
 Diabetes Obesity  Neurobiology  Ophthalmology  Dentistry  Cardio Hypertension
 Cancer  Metabolism  Otorhinology  Immunology  Infectious
 Osteosis  Internal Organ  Dermatology  Reproduction  Development
 Behavior  Hematology  Urology  Pharmacology  Research Area Others 
 Control Strain  Marker Strain
Gene Affected
Origin MKO rat is derived from Wistar male rat which exhibited large-size and abnormal lipid metabolism. Other name is Minko rat.
Strain characteristics MKO rats exhibit spontaneously obese.
Breeding Conditions
References Takeda R, Nakamura T, Imanishi M, Ishida M, Yano F, Takeda T, Kimura M.
A study on spontaneously obese rat (Minko rat) with abnormal lipid metabolism, strength and mineral concentrations in bone.
J Am Coll Nutr. 2004 Dec;23(6):712S-4S.
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