OMIA:000201-9844 : Coat colour, agouti in Lama glama (llama)

In other species: Tasmanian devil , gray wolf , coyote , dog , red fox , domestic cat , leopard , ass (donkey) , horse , pig , Arabian camel , Western roe deer , impala , taurine cattle , goat , sheep , rabbit , tassel-eared squirrel , North American deer mouse , Mongolian gerbil , meadow voles , domestic guinea pig , alpaca , leopard cat , oldfield mouse , Kodkod , Colocolo , Asiatic golden cat , Northern mole vole , Eurasian water mole

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 611742 (trait) , 600201 (gene)

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".

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000201-9844: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2022 Anello, M., Daverio, M.S., RodrĂ­guez, S.S., Romero, S.R., Renieri, C., Vidal Rioja, L., Di Rocco, F. :
The ASIP gene in the llama (Lama glama): Alternative transcripts, expression and relation with color phenotypes. Gene 809:146018, 2022. Pubmed reference: 34655720. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2021.146018.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 19 Oct 2021