OMIA:002771-9685 : Lissencephaly, generic in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: dog , taurine cattle , goat

Categories: Nervous system phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Lissencephalic brains (brains with a smooth cerebral cortex) are normal in many species (including some small rodents and small primates). The disease lissencephaly refers to a group of brain conditions in species that normally have gyrencephalic brains, in which the cerebral cortex is smooth due to defective neuronal migration during embryonic development resulting in a reduction or absence of sulci and gyri. Various non-genetic and genetic factors have been reported to cause lissencephaly.

Species-specific description: Some references listed here were previously listed under OMIA:001867

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2024). OMIA:002771-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2022 Cocchetto, A., Gallucci, A., Biggio, F., Cantile, C. :
Malformation of the cortical development associated with severe clusters of epileptic seizures. Vet Sci 10, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36669007. DOI: 10.3390/vetsci10010007.
2011 Herrmann, A., Hecht, W., Herden, C. :
Lissencephaly and microencephaly combined with hypoplasia of corpus callosum and cerebellum in a domestic cat. Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 39:116-20, 2011. Pubmed reference: 22143590.

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