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Phenotypes Associated with This Genotype
involves: 129S4/SvJae * BALB/cAnN
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Mouse lines carrying:
Cyb5r4tm1Hfb mutation (2 available); any Cyb5r4 mutation (8 available)
phenotype observed in females
phenotype observed in males
N normal phenotype

Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural assessment of insulin- and glucagon-producing cells in Cyb5r4tm1Hfb/Cyb5r4tm1Hfb mice

• early defect in glucose stimulated insulin secretion but not in glucose sensing pathway
• normal glucose levels at 4 weeks of age in a fed state
• by 7 weeks of age blood glucose is 3X normal in the fed state or after overnight fasting
• insulin levels 40% of normal at 4 weeks of age
• insulin levels 25% normal at 7 weeks of age and barely detectable after fasting
• impaired tolerance for glucose given ip at 4 weeks of age
• insulin tolerance is normal but with a slight increase in insulin sensitivity

endocrine/exocrine glands
• decreased cytoplasm to nuclear ratio in islet cells
• no inflammatory cells or necrotic beta cells
• cell distribution pattern normal at 4 weeks of age
• beta cell numbers decreased at 7 weeks of age
• at 21 weeks a very small number of beta cells are left
• increased size and number of mitochondria
• early defect in glucose stimulated insulin secretion but not in glucose sensing pathway

adipose tissue
• decreased adipose tissue mass

• increased food intake

• decreased adipose tissue mass

Mouse Models of Human Disease
OMIM ID Ref(s)
Diabetes Mellitus, Noninsulin-Dependent; NIDDM 125853 J:91486

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