OMIA 001071 : Wilson disease

Possible human homologues (MIM numbers): 277900 (trait) , 606882 (gene)

Cross-species summary: A disorder of copper metabolism, due to a deficiency of ceruloplasmin, which forms a complex with copper. The excess copper is deposited in the brain (causing mental retardation) or the liver (causing jaundice and cirrhosis).

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
pig (Sus scrofa)
cattle (Bos taurus)
sheep (Ovis aries)

Edit History


  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 03 May 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 29 Sep 2011
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 22 Oct 2012
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 25 Oct 2016
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 14 Aug 2021
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 01 Dec 2021