OMIA 002311-9925 : sterile, male-NANOS2 related in Capra hircus

In other species: pig , cattle

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 608228 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific description: Ciccarelli et al. (2020) "show that male mice, pigs, goats, and cattle harboring knockout alleles of the NANOS2 gene generated by CRISPR-Cas9 editing have testes that are germline ablated but otherwise structurally normal. ... Collectively, these advancements represent a major step toward realizing the enormous potential of surrogate sires as a tool for dissemination and regeneration of germplasm in all mammalian species." These are genetically-modified organisms (GMO).

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
NANOS2 nanos homolog 2 (Drosophila) Capra hircus 18 NC_030825.1 (54477128..54475910) NANOS2 Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene


2020 Ciccarelli, M., Giassetti, M.I., Miao, D., Oatley, M.J., Robbins, C., Lopez-Biladeau, B., Waqas, M.S., Tibary, A., Whitelaw, B., Lillico, S., Park, C.H., Park, K.E., Telugu, B., Fan, Z., Liu, Y., Regouski, M., Polejaeva, I.A., Oatley, J.M. :
Donor-derived spermatogenesis following stem cell transplantation in sterile <i>NANOS2</i> knockout males. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 117:24195-24204, 2020. Pubmed reference: 32929012. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2010102117.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 18 Feb 2021
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 18 Feb 2021