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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:Lafora bodies
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Definition:abnormal presence of insoluble periodic acid-Schiff-positive deposits that contain polyglucosan, a poorly branched form of glycogen, seen in familial myoclonic epilepsy; Lafora bodies develop in many tissues, including muscle, liver, and neurons, but it is generally believed that Lafora body accumulation ultimately leads to neuronal cell death
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Lafora body accumulation

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  mammalian phenotype 5369
    nervous system phenotype 360
      abnormal nervous system morphology 208
        nervous system inclusion bodies 10
          Lafora bodies 0
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