OMIA 000424-9643 : Goitre, familial in Ursus americanus

In other species: chicken , dog , domestic cat , pig , cattle , goat , sheep , golden hamster , bongo , water buffalo

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.


2002 Duncan, R.B., Jones, J.C., Moll, H.D., Moon, M.M., Blodgett, D.J., Vaughan, M.R. :
Cretinism in a North American black bear (Ursus americanus) Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 43:31-36, 2002. Pubmed reference: 11866041.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005