OMIA 000201-10047 : Coat colour, agouti in Meriones unguiculatus
In other species: horse , cattle , meadow voles , red fox , pig , sheep , domestic cat , rabbit , dog , gray wolf , coyote , goat , Eurasian water mole , Northern mole vole , North American deer mouse , alpaca , leopard , Asiatic golden cat , leopard cat , ass , impala , Colocolo , Kodkod , Arabian camel , domestic guinea pig , Western roe deer , llama , oldfield mouse
Category: Pigmentation phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes
Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive
Considered a defect: no
Key variant known: no
Cross-species summary: This locus, ASIP, encodes the agouti signalling protein, a peptide antagonist of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor (MC1R), which is the product of the extension locus. As explained by Schneider et al. (PLoS Genet 10(2): e1004892; 2015), "The most common causes of melanism (black coat) mutations are gain-of-function alterations in MC1R, or loss-of function alterations in ASIP, which encodes Agouti signaling protein, a paracrine signaling molecule that inhibits MC1R signaling".
|1989||Matsuzaki, T., Yasuda, Y., Nonaka, S. :|
|The Genetics of Coat Colors in the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones- Unguiculatus) Experimental Animals 38:337-341, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2806391.|
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 May 2019