OMIA:001058-9823 : Von Willebrand disease III in Sus scrofa (pig)

In other species: dog , domestic cat

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 277480 (trait) , 613160 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2018

Cross-species summary: The von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a large multimeric plasma glycoprotein required for platelet adhesion and aggregation. A deficiency or defective vWF results in von Willebrand disease (vWD). vWD are often classified in 3 different types based on the clinical severity and quantity and multimere size of von Willebrand factor. Type I is characterized by low plasma vWF concentrations and mild to moderate bleeding symptoms. Type II disorder is characterised by qualitative abnormalities of the vWF protein and moderate to severe bleeding. Type III is the most severe form of vWD with no detectable or a severe quantitative deficiency of vWF.

Molecular basis: Lehner et al. (2018): "a tandem duplication of exons 17 and 18, causing a frameshift and a premature termination codon (p.Val814LeufsTer3) . . . This duplication putatively originates from porcine SINE elements located within VWF introns 16 and 18 with high identity. The premature termination truncates the VWF open reading frame by a large part, resulting in an almost entire loss of the mature peptide. It is therefore supposed to account for the severe VWD type 3."

Clinical features: Allerkamp et al. (2019) reported that "As compared with WT [wild-type], the ovaries of the VWD type 3 animals showed decreased gene expression of ANG2 and increased gene expression of TIE (tyrosine kinase with immunoglobulin and epidermal growth factor homology domains) 2, with some differences in the ANG/TIE-system among the mutant genotypes. In conclusion, severely reduced VWF seems to evoke angiodysplasia in the porcine uterus. Varying distribution and expression of angiogenic factors suggest that this large animal model is promising for investigation of influence of VWF on angiogenesis in larger groups."

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
VWF von Willebrand factor Sus scrofa 5 NC_010447.5 (64516627..64655938) VWF Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
969 Mixed Breed (Dog) Von Willebrand disease III VWF duplication Naturally occurring variant 5 p.(V814Lfs*3) "a tandem duplication of exons 17 and 18, causing a frameshift and a premature termination codon (p.Val814LeufsTer3) . . . This duplication putatively originates from porcine SINE elements located within VWF introns 16 and 18 with high identity. 2018 29208651

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:001058-9823: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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.

2021 Arruda, V.R., Weber, J., Samelson-Jones, B.J. :
Gene therapy for inherited bleeding disorders. Semin Thromb Hemost 47:161-173, 2021. Pubmed reference: 33636747. DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1722862.
2019 Allerkamp, H., Lehner, S., Ekhlasi-Hundrieser, M., Detering, C., von Depka Prondzinski, M., Pfarrer, C. :
Expression of angiogenic factors in the uteroplacental unit is altered at time of placentation in a porcine model of von Willebrand disease type 1. Reprod Biol 19:412-420, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31806575. DOI: 10.1016/j.repbio.2019.09.007.
Allerkamp, H., Lehner, S., Ekhlasi-Hundrieser, M., Detering, C., Pfarrer, C., Depka Prondzinski, M.V. :
Characterization of a Porcine Model for Von Willebrand Disease Type 1 and 3 Regarding Expression of Angiogenic Mediators in the Nonpregnant Female Reproductive Tract. Comp Med 69:401-412, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31526432. DOI: 10.30802/AALAS-CM-19-000003.
2018 Lehner, S., Ekhlasi-Hundrieser, M., Detering, C., Allerkamp, H., Pfarrer, C., von Depka Prondzinski, M. :
A 12.3-kb Duplication Within the VWF Gene in Pigs Affected by Von Willebrand Disease Type 3. G3 (Bethesda) 8:577-585, 2018. Pubmed reference: 29208651. DOI: 10.1534/g3.117.300432.
1999 Denis, C.V., Wagner, D.D. :
Insights from von Willebrand disease animal models. Cell Mol Life Sci 56:977-90, 1999. Pubmed reference: 11212329. DOI: 10.1007/s000180050487.

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