OMIA:000625-9615 : Mannosidosis, alpha in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

In other species: domestic cat , taurine cattle , goat , sheep , domestic guinea pig

Categories: Lysosomal storage disease

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 248500 (trait) , 609458 (gene)

Links to relevant human diseases in MONDO:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Probably autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2023

Cross-species summary: A lysosomal storage disease in which there is a buildup (storage) of mannose-rich compounds, due to the lack of the enzyme alpha-mannosidase, whose task is to cleave mannose from such compounds. Clinical signs include ataxia, head tremor, aggression, and finally paralysis and death.

Molecular basis: Bullock et al. (2023): "A whole genome sequence generated with DNA from the affected [Doberman Pinscher] dog contained a likely causal, homozygous missense variant in MAN2B1 that predicted an Asp104Gly amino acid substitution that was unique among whole genome sequences from over 4000 dogs. A lack of detectable α-mannosidase enzyme activity confirmed a diagnosis of a-mannosidosis."

Clinical features: Bullock et al. (2023): A "7-month-old Doberman Pinscher dog presented with progressive neurological signs and brain atrophy suggestive of a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder. The dog was euthanized due to the progression of disease signs."

Pathology: Bullock et al. (2023): "Microscopic examination of tissues [from the affected Doberman Pinscher] ... revealed massive accumulations of vacuolar inclusions in cells throughout the central nervous system, suggestive of a lysosomal storage disorder. ... In addition to the vacuolar inclusions characteristic of α-mannosidosis, the dog exhibited accumulations of autofluorescent intracellular inclusions in some of the same tissues. The autofluorescence was similar to that which occurs in a group of lysosomal storage disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs). As in many of the NCLs, some of the storage bodies immunostained strongly for mitochondrial ATP synthase subunit c protein. This protein is not a substrate for α-mannosidase, so its accumulation and the development of storage body autofluorescence were likely due to a generalized impairment of lysosomal function secondary to the accumulation of α-mannosidase substrates. ... In addition to storage body accumulation, glial activation indicative of neuroinflammation was observed in the brain and spinal cord of the proband."

Breed: Doberman Pinscher (Dog) (VBO_0200442).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MAN2B1 mannosidase, alpha, class 2B, member 1 Canis lupus familiaris 20 NC_051824.1 (49964867..49980270) MAN2B1 Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
1628 Doberman Pinscher (Dog) Mannosidosis, alpha MAN2B1 missense Naturally occurring variant Dog10K_Boxer_Tasha 20 g.49320989A>G c.311A>G p.(D104G) XM_005632833.4; XP_005632890.1 2023 37761886

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000625-9615: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2023 Bullock, G., Johnson, G.S., Pattridge, S.G., Mhlanga-Mutangadura, T., Guo, J., Cook, J., Campbell, R.S., Vite, C.H., Katz, M.L. :
A homozygous MAN2B1 missense mutation in a Doberman Pinscher dog with neurodegeneration, cytoplasmic vacuoles, autofluorescent storage granules, and an α-mannosidase deficiency. Genes (Basel) 14, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37761886. DOI: 10.3390/genes14091746.

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