Bovine mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB

Litsa Karageorgos, B. Hill, M. J. Bawden, J. J. Hopwood

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Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIB, an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder of heparan sulfate caused by mutations in the α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU) gene, was recently discovered in cattle. Clinical signs include progressive ataxia, stumbling gait, swaying and difficulty in balance and walking. These clinical signs are usually first observed at approximately 2 years of age and then develop progressively over the lifespan of the animals. Affected bulls were found to be homozygous for the missense mutation E452K (c.1354G>A). The availability of mutational analysis permits screening for the NAGLU mutation to eradicate this mutation from the cattle breeding population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-364
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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