OMIA:000578-9685 : Krabbe disease in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: Rhesus monkey , dog , sheep

Categories: Lysosomal storage disease

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 245200 (trait) , 606890 (gene)

Links to relevant human diseases in MONDO:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Also known as globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD), galactosylceramide lipidosis, galactocerebrosidase deficiency, GALC deficiency, globoid cell leukoencephalopathy, galactosylceramide beta-galactosidase deficiency. A lysosomal storage disease in which there is a buildup (storage) of myelin, due to the lack of the enzyme galactosylceramidase (galactocerebrosidase), whose task is to break down myelin into its constituent molecules. Characterised by weakness progressing to paralysis.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000578-9685: 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.

2015 Graziano, A.C., Cardile, V. :
History, genetic, and recent advances on Krabbe disease. Gene 555:2-13, 2015. Pubmed reference: 25260228. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.09.046.
2005 Salvadori, C., Modenato, M., Corlazzoli, DS., Arispici, M., Cantile, C. :
Clinicopathological features of globoid cell leucodystrophy in cats. J Comp Pathol 132:350-6, 2005. Pubmed reference: 15893994. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2004.12.001.
2002 Sigurdson, C.J., Basaraba, R.J., Mazzaferro, E.M., Gould, D.H. :
Globoid cell-like Leukodystrophy in a domestic longhaired cat Veterinary Pathology 39:494-496, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12126153.
1985 Suzuki, K., Suzuki, K. :
Genetic galactosylceramidase deficiency (globoid cell leukodystrophy, Krabbe disease) in different mammalian species. Neurochem Pathol 3:53-68, 1985. Pubmed reference: 3895053.

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