OMIA 001071-9913 : Wilson disease in Bos taurus

In other species: dog , domestic cat , pig , sheep

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 277900 (trait) , 606882 (gene)

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).


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.
1995 Wada, Y., Kajiwara, W., Kato, K. :
Wilsons disease-like lesion in a calf Veterinary Pathology 32:538-539, 1995. Pubmed reference: 8578646.
1987 Howell, J.M., Wiener, G., Gawthorne, J.M. :
The genetics of copper metabolism in animals and man :45-61, 1987.

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