OMIA 000424-10036 : Goitre, familial in Mesocricetus auratus

In other species: cattle , goat , dog , sheep , pig , domestic cat , chicken , bongo , water buffalo , American black bear

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 274700 (trait) , 188450 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Enlargement of the thyroid gland, causing a swelling in the front of the neck. Familial forms of this disorder have been identified in several species. But only in cattle and goats has the molecular basis been determined. Also spelt goiter.


1997 Livingston, R.S., Franklin, C.L., Lattimer, J.C., Dixon, R.S., Riley, L.K., Hook, R.R., Beschwilliford, C.L. :
Evaluation of hyperplastic goiter in a colony of syrian hamsters (mesocricetus auratus) Laboratory Animal Science 47:346-350, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9306306.

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