OMIA:002575-9823 : Alzheimer, SORL1-related in Sus scrofa (pig)

Categories: Nervous system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 602005 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: Andersen et al. (2022): "To test whether SORL1 can function as an AD [Alzheimer disease] causal gene, we use CRISPR-Cas9-based gene editing to develop a model of SORL1 haploinsufficiency in Göttingen minipigs .... SORL1 haploinsufficiency in young adult minipigs is found to phenocopy the preclinical in vivo profile of AD observed with APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2, resulting in elevated levels of β-amyloid (Aβ) and tau preceding amyloid plaque formation and neurodegeneration, as observed in humans." This study involves genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Breed: Göttingen minipig.
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. For breeds in which a likely causal variant has been documented, see the variant table below

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:002575-9823: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2022 Andersen, O.M., Bøgh, N., Landau, A.M., Pløen, G.G., Jensen, A.M.G., Monti, G., Ulhøi, B.P., Nyengaard, J.R., Jacobsen, K.R., Jørgensen, M.M., Holm, I.E., Kristensen, M.L., Alstrup, A.K.O., Hansen, E.S.S., Teunissen, C.E., Breidenbach, L., Droescher, M., Liu, Y., Pedersen, H.S., Callesen, H., Luo, Y., Bolund, L., Brooks, D.J., Laustsen, C., Small, S.A., Mikkelsen, L.F., Sørensen, C.B. :
A genetically modified minipig model for Alzheimer's disease with SORL1 haploinsufficiency. Cell Rep Med :100740, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36099918. DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2022.100740.

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