OMIA:000405-9823 : Gaucher disease, generic in Sus scrofa (pig)

In other species: dog , sheep

Categories: Lysosomal storage disease

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 230800 (trait) , 608013 (trait) , 230900 (trait) , 231000 (trait) , 231005 (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 glucococerebroside into its constituent molecules. The buildup is associated with large foamy macrophages (Gaucher's cells). This phene has been renamed from 'Gaucher disease, type I' to 'Gaucher disease, generic'. Entries for specific types will be created (9/02/2023).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2017). OMIA:000405-9823: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Oct 2017