Mucopolysaccharidosis VII (MPS VII)

Mucopolysaccharidosis VII (MPS VII)is a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA test. Mucopolysaccharidosis VII (MPS VII) in Brazilian Terrier is a part of a larger group of hereditary lysosomal storage diseases characterized by skeletal deformities, which arise due to deficiencies of lysosomal enzymes involved in the degradation of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains of the proteoglycans. Affected puppies are unable to walk and function properly. They present phenotypic characteristics like brachycephalic craniofacial morphology, dwarfism and deformed legs with crooked radiocarpal joints and prominent joint hyperlaxity especially in the hind limbs. Affected puppies show severe growth retardation. Clinical signs become evident within the first four weeks of life.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation:  GUSB  gene

Genetic test: The method used for genetic testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. DNA testing can be done at any age.

Disease control: read more

DNA test sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


52.00 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
Suitable for breeds
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