Animal model of diabetes and obesity
Mice with the JNK 1 and JNK2 genes knocked out were crossed with the obese mouse line (ob/ob) to create a mouse model of diabetes and obesity. These mice exhibit many of the hallmark metabolic pertubations characteristic in diabetes and obesity.
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These mice are a research tool that can be used to screen therapeutic compounds for efficacy in diabetes and obesity.