An Animals Models Core (previously called the Transgenic Core) has been a component of the University of Chicago DRTC since 1991. At the last competitive renewal, the Core was judged to be of outstanding to excellent merit. The Core in this past funding period has supported a large number of mainline diabetes projects including generating transgenic, knockout and knock-in mice and this is reflected in the progress report. The Animal Models Core has continued to evolve and incorporated new services besides generating transgenic and knockout mice in response to the need for additional animal models for diabetes-related research. The Core has also added a human ES service to provide advice and training in the use of human ES cells. The overall objective of this Core is to provide cutting-edge technology and know-how in the generation and use of animal models for diabetes research. The specific objectives are: provide advice and training in the use of genetically modified mice for diabetes and diabetes-related research; produce transgenic mice from pronuclear injection through the F1 stage; provide ES cell blastocyte injections and breeding of chimeric mice through the F1 stage; distribute murine ES cells and feeder cells for ES cell culture; rederive non-commercial mice; provide advice and training in the use of human ES cells; provide service and training in the generation of diabetic mouse models (streptozotocin and partial pancreatectomy); provide service and training in islet transplantation into mice (intraportal and renal capsule); provide service and training in the placement of a 'pancreatic window' to view islets in vivo; and distribute NEDH rats and genetically modified mice. Dr. Manami Hara will serve as Director and Dr. Anita Chong will serve as Co-Director.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Comprehensive Center (P60)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1-GRB-S (O1))
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of Chicago
United States
Zip Code
Boland, Brandon B; Brown Jr, Charles; Alarcon, Cristina et al. (2018) ?-Cell Control of Insulin Production During Starvation-Refeeding in Male Rats. Endocrinology 159:895-906
Temple, Karla A; Leproult, Rachel; Morselli, Lisa et al. (2018) Sex Differences in the Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Glucose Metabolism. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 9:376
Kirkley, Andrew G; Carmean, Christopher M; Ruiz, Daniel et al. (2018) Arsenic exposure induces glucose intolerance and alters global energy metabolism. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 314:R294-R303
Morselli, Lisa L; Temple, Karla A; Leproult, Rachel et al. (2018) Determinants of Slow-Wave Activity in Overweight and Obese Adults: Roles of Sex, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Testosterone Levels. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 9:377
Fowler, Jonas L; Lee, Steve Seung-Young; Wesner, Zachary C et al. (2018) Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Human Pancreas. Endocrinology 159:1393-1400
Guyon, Aurore; Morselli, Lisa L; Balbo, Marcella L et al. (2017) Effects of Insufficient Sleep on Pituitary-Adrenocortical Response to CRH Stimulation in Healthy Men. Sleep 40:
Yue, Jiping; Gou, Xuewen; Li, Yuanyuan et al. (2017) Engineered Epidermal Progenitor Cells Can Correct Diet-Induced Obesity and Diabetes. Cell Stem Cell 21:256-263.e4
Peek, Clara Bien; Levine, Daniel C; Cedernaes, Jonathan et al. (2017) Circadian Clock Interaction with HIF1? Mediates Oxygenic Metabolism and Anaerobic Glycolysis in Skeletal Muscle. Cell Metab 25:86-92
Graff, Mariaelisa; Emery, Leslie S; Justice, Anne E et al. (2017) Genetic architecture of lipid traits in the Hispanic community health study/study of Latinos. Lipids Health Dis 16:200
Penckofer, Sue; Byrn, Mary; Adams, William et al. (2017) Vitamin D Supplementation Improves Mood in Women with Type 2 Diabetes. J Diabetes Res 2017:8232863

Showing the most recent 10 out of 848 publications