OMIA:002762-61156 : Smith-Magenis syndrome, RAI1-related in Arvicanthis niloticus (African grass rat)

Categories: Nervous system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 607642 (gene) , 182290 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: unknown

Key variant known: yes

Key variant is published: no

Species-specific description: Xie et al. (2023) used CRISPR genome editing to create RAI1 knockout African grass rats. RAI1 "haploinsufficiency is responsible for Smith-Magenis Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by sleep disturbance in humans." (GMO)

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

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:002762-61156: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2023 Xie, H., Linning-Duffy, K., Demireva, E.Y., Toh, H., Abolibdeh, B., Shi, J., Zhou, B., Iwase, S., Yan, L. :
CRISPR-based genome editing of a diurnal rodent, Nile grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). bioRxiv , 2023. Pubmed reference: 37662225. DOI: 10.1101/2023.08.23.553600.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 05 Sep 2023
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