OMIA 002204-9378 : Leptin deficiency or dysfunction in Suncus murinus
Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 614962 Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown Considered a defect: yes Species-specific description: Saga et al. (2019) reported an "Insertion of the three aa, VPQ, not seen in other mammals" in the house musk shrew leptin peptide, leading them to suggest "the possibility of [the house musk shrew] being a model of human lipodystrophy"
|2019||Saga, S., Sasaki, N., Arai, T. :|
|Molecular identification, characterization, and structure analysis of house musk shrew (<i>Suncus murinus</i>) leptin. J Adv Vet Anim Res 6:1-8, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31453164. DOI: 10.5455/javar.2019.f305.|
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 05 Sep 2019