Experimental Animals
Online ISSN : 1881-7122
Print ISSN : 1341-1357
A novel mice model of metabolic syndrome: the high-fat-high-fructose diet-fed ICR mice
Zhang ZhuhuaWang ZhiquanYang ZhenNiu YixinZhang WeiweiLi XiaoyongLiu YuemingZhang HongmeiQin LiSu Qing
Author information

2015 Volume 64 Issue 4 Pages 435-442


Currently, the metabolic syndrome (MS) is occurring at growing rates worldwide, raising extensive concerns on the mechanisms and therapeutic interventions for this disorder. Herein, we described a novel method of establishing MS model in rodents. Male Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice were fed with high-fat-high-fructose (HFHF) diet or normal chow (NC) respectively for 12 weeks. Metabolic phenotypes were assessed by glucose tolerance test, insulin tolerance test and hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp. Blood pressure was measured by a tail-cuff system. At the end of the experiment, mice were sacrificed, and blood and tissues were harvested for subsequent analysis. Serum insulin levels were measured by ELISA, and lipid profiles were determined biochemically. The HFHF diet-fed ICR mice exhibited obvious characteristics of the components of MS, including obvious obesity, severe insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, dislipidemia, significant hypertension and hyperuricemia. Our data suggest that HFHF diet-fed ICR mice may be a robust and efficient animal model that could well mimic the basic pathogenesis of human MS.

Information related to the author
© 2015 Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Previous article Next article