Nemalin myopathy

Nemaline myopathy (NM) in American Bulldogs is an inherited disease characterised by muscular... more
Disease
Nemaline myopathy (NM) in American Bulldogs is an inherited disease caused by a recessive mutation in the NEB-gene. Affected dogs exhibit muscular disorders such as muscle weakness, hypotonia, hypoventilation and swallowing dysfunction. Typically, thread-like rod formations called nemaline bodies can be found in skeletal muscle fibers.
Breed
American Bulldog
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
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