OMIA:000626-9615 : Mannosidosis, beta in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

In other species: domestic cat , taurine cattle , goat , springbok

Categories: Lysosomal storage disease

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 248510 (trait) , 609489 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2019

History: This is yet another case in which a single paper (Jolly et al., 2019) provides the first description of a disease in a species, and also reports a likely causal variant for that disease in that species.

Inheritance: Jolly et al. (2019): "The variant was validated using PCR and Sanger sequencing of DNA from related and unrelated dogs. The 2 parents and 1 littermate were heterozygous for the mutation, the 2 affected dogs (case Nos. 1 and 2) were homozygous for the mutation, and 2 other dogs from the same breeder but of different parentage were homozygous wild-type . . . . An unrelated German Shepherd dog was also homozygous wild-type."

Molecular basis: Jolly et al. (2019): "Whole-genome sequencing of 2 affected dogs resulted in 2.4 to 2.5 Gbp of sequence data . . . . Filtering the variants that were in genes associated with lysosomal storage disease, considered to be deleterious using SIFT, and were heterozygous in the dam of case No. 1 and homozygous mutant in case No. 1 resulted in 1 variant, a nonsynonymous (missense) variant in the MANBA gene. The variant was a T>A transition at CFA32:24147500 (CanFam3.1) in exon 4 of the MANBA gene. The c.560T>A variant resulted in a change of amino acid from an isoleucine to an asparagine at position 187 of the 885 amino acid β-mannosidase (MANBA) protein (p.I187 N)". Bolfa et al. (2019) reported a likely causal variant in an affected mixed-breed dog from St Kitts: an "exonic five bp tandem duplication in the penultimate exon of the MANBA gene (c.2377_2381dupTATCA) which results in a reading frame shift, altering the subsequent amino acid sequence and creating a premature stop codon".

Clinical features: Jolly et al. (2019): "A neurological disease was investigated in 3 German Shepherd pups from the same litter that failed to grow normally, appeared stiff, were reluctant to move, and were deaf. They developed intermittent seizures and ataxia and had proprioceptive defects."

Pathology: Jolly et al. (2019): "Histopathology showed severe vacuolation of neurons, astrocytes in nervous tissue, renal tubular epithelial cells, and macrophages in nervous tissue, spleen, and liver. Vacuoles appeared empty with no storage material stained by periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) or Sudan black stains, leading to a diagnosis of a lysosomal storage disease and in particular an oligosaccharidosis."

Breeds: German Shepherd Dog (Dog) (VBO_0200577), Mixed Breed (Dog) (VBO_0200902).
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
MANBA mannosidase, beta A, lysosomal Canis lupus familiaris 32 NC_051836.1 (24386916..24271881) MANBA Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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WARNING! Inclusion of a variant in this table does not automatically mean that it should be used for DNA testing. Anyone contemplating the use of any of these variants for DNA testing should examine critically the relevant evidence (especially in breeds other than the breed in which the variant was first described). If it is decided to proceed, the location and orientation of the variant sequence should be checked very carefully.

Since October 2021, OMIA includes a semiautomated lift-over pipeline to facilitate updates of genomic positions to a recent reference genome position. These changes to genomic positions are not always reflected in the ‘acknowledgements’ or ‘verbal description’ fields in this table.

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
1093 Mixed Breed (Dog) Beta mannosidosis MANBA duplication Naturally occurring variant CanFam3.1 32 g.24057654_24057658dup c.2377_2381dup p.(H794Hfs) XM_005639236.3; XP_005639293.1; published as c.2377_2381dupTATCA 2019 31439511 Genomic and protein coordinates in CanFam3.1 provided by Robert Kuhn
1072 German Shepherd Dog (Dog) Beta mannosidosis MANBA missense Naturally occurring variant CanFam3.1 32 g.24147500A>T c.560T>A p.(I187N) 2019 30983534

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2019). OMIA:000626-9615: 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.

2019 Bolfa, P., Wang, P., Nair, R., Rajeev, S., Armien, A.G., Henthorn, P.S., Wood, T., Thrall, M.A., Giger, U., Bolfa, P., Wang, P., Nair, R., Rajeev, S., Armien, A.G., Henthorn, P.S., Wood, T., Thrall, M.A., Giger, U. :
Hereditary β-mannosidosis in a dog: Clinicopathological and molecular genetic characterization. Mol Genet Metab 128:137-143, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31439511. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2019.08.002.
Jolly, R.D., Dittmer, K.E., Garrick, D.J., Chernyavtseva, A., Hemsley, K.M., King, B., Fietz, M., Shackleton, N.M., Fairley, R., Wylie, K., Jolly, R.D., Dittmer, K.E., Garrick, D.J., Chernyavtseva, A., Hemsley, K.M., King, B., Fietz, M., Shackleton, N.M., Fairley, R., Wylie, K. :
β-Mannosidosis in German Shepherd Dogs. Vet Pathol 56:743-748, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30983534. DOI: 10.1177/0300985819839239.

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