OMIA 002063-9615 : Hyperlipidaemia/atherosclerosis, APOE-related in Canis lupus familiaris

In other species: pig , rabbit

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 107741 (gene) , 617347 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2021

Species-specific description: Zhao et al. (2021) "report hypercholesterolemia and severe atherosclerosis characterized by stenosis and occlusion of arteries, together with clinical manifestations of stroke and gangrene, in ApoE knockout dogs generated by CRISPR/Cas9 and cloned by somatic cell nuclear transfer technologies."

This study involves genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
APOE apolipoprotein E Canis lupus familiaris 1 NC_051805.1 (111058288..111055483) APOE Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene


2021 Zhao, H., Zhao, J., Wu, D., Sun, Z., Hua, Y., Zheng, M., Liu, Y., Yang, Q., Huang, X., Li, Y., Piao, Y., Wang, Y., Lam, S.M., Xu, H., Shui, G., Wang, Y., Yao, H., Lai, L., Du, Z., Mi, J., Liu, E., Ji, X., Zhang, Y.Q. :
Dogs lacking Apolipoprotein E show advanced atherosclerosis leading to apparent clinical complications. Sci China Life Sci :, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34705220. DOI: 10.1007/s11427-021-2006-y.

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