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Narcolepsy

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General

Disease Name
Narcolepsy
Mutation
c.1103+5G>A
Mutation 2
c.160G>A
Test Type
Genetic Disease/Disorder
Details
Narcolepsy causes extreme sleepiness in dogs. Signs include: dogs unable to maintain long stretches of wakefulness, falling asleep faster than normal dogs, buckling of hind legs and dropping neck (cataplexy) in response to positive stimui (such as treats). Age of onset from 4 weeks - 6 months. Narcolepsy is not considered progressive or life-threatening. However, attacks of cataplexy can be very distressing for owners.
Details 2
Narcolepsy causes extreme sleepiness in dogs. Signs include: dogs unable to maintain long stretches of wakefulness, falling asleep faster than normal dogs, buckling of hind legs and dropping neck (cataplexy) in response to positive stimui (such as treats). Age of onset from 4 weeks - 6 months. Narcolepsy is not considered progressive or life-threatening. However, attacks of cataplexy can be distressing for owners.
Published
Lin, L., Faraco, J., Li, R., Kadotani, H., Rogers, W., Lin, X.Y., Qiu, X.H., de, Jong, P.J., Nishino, S., Mignot, E. : The sleep disorder canine narcolepsy is caused by a mutation in the hypocretin (orexin) receptor 2 gene Cell 98:365-376, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10458611.
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