Foresight Health® Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
Our Foresight Health® single test for Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.
Our DNA test results are accepted by the Kennel Club.
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a lysosomal storage disease which affects an enzyme during metabolism of cellular material and progressively affects the brain and nervous system. This can cause a lack of muscle control and balance, abnormal gait, confused or aggressive behaviour, blindness, and seizures. Symptoms often progress rapidly and severely until death or euthanasia.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the PPT1 (NCL1), TPP1 (NCL2), ARSG (NCL4A), CLN5 (NCL5), CLN6 (NCL6), MFSD8 (NCL7), CLN8 (NCL8), CTSD (NCL10), or ATP13A2 (NCL12) gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
- American Bulldog (Type 10)
- Australian Cattle Dog (Type 5)
- Australian Shepherd (Type 6)
- Border Collie (Type 5)
- Bull Terrier / Miniature Bull Terrier (Type 4A)
- Chinese Crested (Type 7)
- Golden Retriever (Type 5 - Golden Retriever)
- Gordon Setter (Type 8)
- Miniature Long Haired Dachshund (Type 1, Type 2)
- Miniature Short Haired Dachshund (Type 1, Type 2)
- Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund (Type 1, Type 2)
- Tibetan Terrier (Type 12)
The guideline turnaround time for single tests is approximately 10-12 working days after the swab arrives at the lab.
If you need more than two tests it is often more cost-effective to order the relevant Foresight Health® breed package.
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Awano T, Katz ML, O'Brien DP, Sohar I, Lobel P, Coates JR, Khan S, Johnson GC, Giger U, Johnson GS. A frame shift mutation in canine TPP1 (the ortholog of human CLN2) in a juvenile Dachshund with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Mol Genet Metab. 2006 Nov;89(3):254-60
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Guo J, O'Brien DP, Mhlanga-Mutangadura T, Olby NJ, Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, Katz ML, Johnson GS. A rare homozygous MFSD8 single-base-pair deletion and frameshift in the whole genome sequence of a Chinese Crested dog with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. BMC Vet Res. 2015 Jan 3;10:960
Awano T, Katz ML, O'Brien DP, Taylor JF, Evans J, Khan S, Sohar I, Lobel P, Johnson GS. A mutation in the cathepsin D gene (CTSD) in American Bulldogs with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Mol Genet Metab. 2006 Apr;87(4):341-8
Farias FH, Zeng R, Johnson GS, Wininger FA, Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, McKay SD, Sanders DN, Lohi H, Seppälä EH, Wade CM, Lindblad-Toh K, O'Brien DP, Katz ML. A truncating mutation in ATP13A2 is responsible for adult-onset neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in Tibetan terriers. Neurobiol Dis. 2011 Jun;42(3):468-74