OMIA 000573-9823 : Kartagener syndrome in Sus scrofa

In other species: domestic cat , dog

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).

Species-specific description: This disorder appears to be a good animal model for the disorder in humans.

Inheritance: There is too little data to enable any conclusion as to mode of inheritance. In humans, the disorder show definite single-locus inheritance.

Reference


1993 Roperto, F., Galati, P., Rossacco, P. :
Immotile Cilia Syndrome in Pigs - A Model for Human Disease American Journal of Pathology 143:643-647, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8342607.

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