OMIA 000405-9823 : Gaucher disease, type I in Sus scrofa

In other species: dog , sheep

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 230800 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A lysosomal storage disease in which there is a buildup (storage) of glucocerebroside in various tissues, due to the lack of the enzyme beta-glucocerebrosidase, whose task is to break down glucocerebroside into its constituent molecules. The buildup is associated with large foamy macrophages (Gaucher's cells).


1970 Sandison, A.J., Anderson, L.J. :
Histocytosis of two pigs and a cow. Conditions resembling lipid storage diseases in man Journal of Pathology 100:207-210, 1970. Pubmed reference: 5464116. DOI: 10.1002/path.1711000310.

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