OMIA 000201-9614 : Coat colour, agouti in Canis latrans
In other species: horse , cattle , meadow voles , red fox , pig , sheep , domestic cat , rabbit , dog , gray wolf , goat , Eurasian water mole , Northern mole vole , North American deer mouse , alpaca , leopard , Asiatic golden cat , leopard cat , ass , impala , Colocolo , Kodkod , Arabian camel , Mongolian gerbil , domestic guinea pig , Western roe deer , llama , oldfield mouse
Category: Pigmentation phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes
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".
Molecular basis: Schmutz et al. (2007) documented polymorphisms in the ASIP gene of wolves and coyotes, some of which are shared by dogs.
|2007||Schmutz, SM., Berryere, TG., Barta, JL., Reddick, KD., Schmutz, JK. :|
|Agouti sequence polymorphisms in coyotes, wolves and dogs suggest hybridization. J Hered 98:351-5, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17630272. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esm036.|
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