OMIA:000033-9940 : Alzheimer-like disease, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: crab-eating macaque , Rhesus monkey , dog , domestic cat , saddleback dolphin , long-finned pilot whale , striped dolphin , Cuvier's beaked whale , pig , degu , white-beaked dolphin , Blainville's beaked whale , green monkey , Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin , Atlantic spotted dolphin , Chinese tree shrew , black-striped capuchin

Categories: Nervous system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 104300 (trait) , 104310 (trait) , 502500 (trait) , 607822 (trait) , 606889 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: renamed from Alzheimer disease, generic to Alzheimer-like disease, generic [20/07/2023].

Species-specific description: Davies et al. (2022) "show that sheep exhibit naturally occurring β-amyloid and tau pathologies, that reflect those that occur in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease."

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:000033-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2022 Banstola, A., Reynolds, J.N.J. :
The sheep as a large animal model for the investigation and treatment of human disorders. Biology (Basel) 11:1251, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36138730. DOI: 10.3390/biology11091251.
Davies, E.S., Morphew, R.M., Cutress, D., Morton, A.J., McBride, S. :
Characterization of microtubule-associated protein tau isoforms and Alzheimer's disease-like pathology in normal sheep (Ovis aries): relevance to their potential as a model of Alzheimer's disease. Cell Mol Life Sci 79:560, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36269420. DOI: 10.1007/s00018-022-04572-z.

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