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RGD uses the Human Disease Ontology (DO, for disease curation across species. RGD automatically downloads each new release of the ontology on a monthly basis. Some additional terms which are required for RGD's curation purposes but are not currently covered in the official version of DO have been added. As corresponding terms are added to DO, these custom terms are retired and the DO terms substituted in existing annotations and subsequently used for curation.

Term:Alexander disease
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Accession:DOID:4252 term browser browse the term
Definition:A leukodystrophy that is characterized by the destruction of white matter and the formation of Rosenthal fibers consisting of abnormal clumps of protein that accumulate in astrocytes. (DO)
Synonyms:exact_synonym: ALXDRD;   Alexander's disease;   Alexanders Leukodystrophy;   Alexanders disease;   Demyelinogenic Leukodystrophy;   dysmyelinogenic leukodystrophy;   fibrinoid degeneration of astrocytes;   leukodystrophy with Rosenthal fibers
 primary_id: MESH:D038261
 alt_id: DOID:9002692;   MESH:C531607;   OMIA:001208;   OMIM:203450
 xref: GARD:5774;   NCI:C84545;   ORDO:58
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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G Gfap glial fibrillary acidic protein ISO CTD Direct Evidence: marker/mechanism
ClinVar Annotator: match by term: Alexander disease
PMID:1941292 PMID:11138011 PMID:11398833 PMID:11567214 PMID:11587071 More... NCBI chr10:87,852,891...87,861,631
Ensembl chr10:87,852,890...87,861,589
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  disease 18203
    disease of anatomical entity 17561
      nervous system disease 13192
        neurodegenerative disease 3945
          Nervous System Heredodegenerative Disorders 2431
            Alexander disease 1
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  disease 18203
    Developmental Disease 13119
      Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities 11888
        genetic disease 11398
          monogenic disease 8950
            autosomal genetic disease 7995
              autosomal dominant disease 5483
                Alexander disease 1
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