OMIA 001071-9823 : Wilson disease in Sus scrofa
In other species: cattle , dog , sheep , domestic cat Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 277900 Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown Considered a defect: yes 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).
|1987||Howell, J.M., Wiener, G., Gawthorne, J.M. :|
|The genetics of copper metabolism in animals and man :45-61, 1987.|
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005