OMIA 000573-9685 : Kartagener syndrome in Felis catus

In other species: dog , pig

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 244400

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Congenital defect in functioning of the cilia, which are minute hair-like processes that extend from cell surfaces, beating ryhthmically to move fluid or mucous over the surface. The abnormal functioning results in bronchiectasis (chronic dilation of the bronchi and bronchioles, with associated infection) and sinusitis (inflammation of one or more of the paranasal sinuses). It is also associated with dextrocardia (location of the heart in the right side of the thorax, rather than the usual left side).

References


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
1996 Roperto, F., Brunetti, A., Saviano, L., Galati, P. :
Morphologic alterations in the cilia of a cat Veterinary Pathology 33:460-462, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8817852.
1994 Roperto, F., Saviano, R., Guarino, G. :
Atypical basal bodies in a cat with immotile-cilia syndrome Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology 26:565-567, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7820819.

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