Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a disabling sleep disorder characterized by daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and... more
Disease
Narcolepsy is a disabling sleep disorder affecting humans and animals. The disease is characterized by daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and striking transitions from wakefulness into REM sleep. A mutation in the gene encoding the receptor for hypocretin (orexin) receptor 2 was identified as the cause for canine narcolepsy.
Breed
Dachshund (Dackel), Dobermann, Labrador Retriever, Long-Haired Dachshund, Short-Haired Dachshund, Wire-Haired Dachshund
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab (Doberman Pinscher, Dachshound), 3-5 days (Labrador Retriever)
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