OMIA:000181-8839 : Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, generic in Anas platyrhynchos

In other species: domestic cat , cattle , dog , horse , sheep , goat , pig , peach-faced lovebird , domestic ferret , crab-eating macaque

Categories: Lysosomal storage disease

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs) are a heterogenous group of inherited neurodegenerative diseases characterised by brain and retinal atrophy and the accumulation of autofluorescent lipopigment in neurons and many other cells within the body. Clinical features of NCL are abnormal behavior, dementia, loss of vision, motor disturbances and seizures, and premature death. The disease has been described in humans (at least seven different variants), mice, dogs (English Setter, Border collie, Golden retriever, Australian cattle dog, Saluki, Chihuahua, Tibetian terier, Dachshund, and Miniature Schnauzer), Siamese cats, cattle (Beefmaster, Devon), Nubian goats, and sheep (South Hampshire, Rambouillet, Swedish Landrace, Merino) [Imke Tammen 21 Jan 2002].


2012 Evans, E.E., Jones, M.P., Crews, A.J., Newkirk, K. :
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in a mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos). J Avian Med Surg 26:22-8, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22645836 .

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