OMIA:000202-9689 : Coat colour, oculocutaneous albinism type I (OCA1), TYR-related in Panthera leo (lion)
In other species: Japanese medaka , dark-spotted frog , Japanese wrinkled frog , Tufted capuchin , Rhesus monkey , hamadryas baboon , dog , red fox , domestic ferret , domestic cat , humpback whale , ass (donkey) , pig , red deer , American bison , taurine cattle , rabbit , golden hamster , Mongolian gerbil , domestic guinea pig , Japanese ratsnake , water buffalo , four-striped grass mouse , ocelot gecko , American mink , Japanese raccoon dog , Rice frog
Categories: Pigmentation phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes
Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive
Considered a defect: no
Key variant known: yes
Year key variant first reported: 2013
Cross-species summary: Congenital lack of pigment in most parts of the body. Due to a non-functional form of the enzyme tyrosinase. Also known as Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA), Acromelanism and as the Himalayan coat-colour pattern
Molecular basis: Cho et al. (2013) reported c.260G>A (p.Arg87Gln) as a likely causal variant for the "white lion" phenotype, reporting complete concordance of this variant with the genotyping results from "47 lions: 17 of white phenotype and 30 of wild phenotype, of which 11 were known to be carriers (heterozygotes) based on their pedigree, 14 of unknown genetic makeup, and 5 of wild phenotype from control populations where no white lions were found". FN thanks Corinne Benavides for alerting him to this discovery.
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing
|Symbol||Description||Species||Chr||Location||OMIA gene details page||Other Links|
|TYR||Panthera leo||D1||NC_056688.1 (43705574..43593889)||TYR||Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene|
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|OMIA Variant ID||Breed(s)||Variant Phenotype||Gene||Allele||Type of Variant||Source of Genetic Variant||Reference Sequence||Chr.||g. or m.||c. or n.||p.||Verbal Description||EVA ID||Inferred EVA rsID||Year Published||PubMed ID(s)||Acknowledgements|
|1011||White lion||TYR||missense||Naturally occurring variant||c.260G>A||p.(R87Q)||2013||24045858|
Cite this entry
|2013||Cho, Y.S., Hu, L., Hou, H., Lee, H., Xu, J., Kwon, S., Oh, S., Kim, H.M., Jho, S., Kim, S., Shin, Y.A., Kim, B.C., Kim, H., Kim, C.U., Luo, S.J., Johnson, W.E., Koepfli, K.P., Schmidt-Küntzel, A., Turner, J.A., Marker, L., Harper, C., Miller, S.M., Jacobs, W., Bertola, L.D., Kim, T.H., Lee, S., Zhou, Q., Jung, H.J., Xu, X., Gadhvi, P., Xu, P., Xiong, Y., Luo, Y., Pan, S., Gou, C., Chu, X., Zhang, J., Liu, S., He, J., Chen, Y., Yang, L., Yang, Y., He, J., Liu, S., Wang, J., Kim, C.H., Kwak, H., Kim, J.S., Hwang, S., Ko, J., Kim, C.B., Kim, S., Bayarlkhagva, D., Paek, W.K., Kim, S.J., O'Brien, S.J., Wang, J., Bhak, J. :|
|The tiger genome and comparative analysis with lion and snow leopard genomes. Nat Commun 4:2433, 2013. Pubmed reference: 24045858. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3433.|
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