OMIA:000155-10141 : C3 deficiency in Cavia porcellus (domestic guinea pig)

In other species: dog , rabbit

Categories: Immune system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 613779 (trait) , 120700 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Complement component 3 consists of two chains, alpha and beta, linked covalently by disulphide bonds. In humans and mice (and therefore presumably in all mammals), the two chains are encoded by a single gene (the C3 gene).

Molecular basis: Despite the title of their paper, Auerbach et al. (1990) did not report the molecular basis of C3 deficiency in guinea pigs.

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. (2020). OMIA:000155-10141: 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.

1994 Singer, L., Colten, H.R., Wetsel, R.A. :
Complement C3 deficiency: human, animal, and experimental models. Pathobiology 62:14-28, 1994. Pubmed reference: 8031472.
1993 Botto, M., Walport, M.J. :
Hereditary deficiency of C3 in animals and humans. Int Rev Immunol 10:37-50, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8340676.
1990 Auerbach, H.S., Burger, R., Dodds, A., Colten, H.R. :
Molecular basis of complement C3 deficiency in guinea pigs. J Clin Invest 86:96-106, 1990. Pubmed reference: 1973176. DOI: 10.1172/JCI114721.
1986 Burger, R., Gordon, J., Stevenson, G., Ramadori, G., Zanker, B., Hadding, U., Bitter-Suermann, D. :
An inherited deficiency of the third component of complement, C3, in guinea pigs. Eur J Immunol 16:7-11, 1986. Pubmed reference: 3512275. DOI: 10.1002/eji.1830160103.

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