Loss-of-function of the NOMO1 gene causes neuropsychiatric disorder-related phenotypes

Abstract Background:

Clinical genome-wide analysis identified NOMO1 in human chromosome 16p13.11 as a candidate gene associated with neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy. However, the important contributions underlying NOMO1 deficiency resulting in neuropsychiatric disorders is not understand, and the molecular and pathogenesis mechanisms of nomo1 gene are unclear. Therefore, it is necessary to construct animal models to systematically study the effects of nomo1 deficiency on neuropsychiatric system and explore pathogenic molecular mechanism of diseases.


We developed a viable vertebrate model of loss-of-function of nomo1 using CRISPR/Cas9 and studied the characterization of nomo1 mutant zebrafish. Phenotypic research was performed in developing nomo1 mutant zebrafish, including morphological measurements, behavioral tests, and functional mechanism analyses.


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