OMIA:001623-9925 : Casein, alpha-S2, absence in Capra hircus (goat)

Categories: Endocrine / exocrine gland phene (incl mammary gland)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2001

Molecular basis: Ramunno et al. (2001) reported a null allele of the goat alpha s2-casein gene (CSN1S2) having "a G-->A transition at nucleotide 80 of the 11th exon which creates a stop codon and could be responsible for the absence of the alpha s2-casein in goat milk".

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
CSN1S2 casein alpha s2 Capra hircus - no genomic information (-..-) CSN1S2 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 Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
907 Casein, alpha-S2, absence CSN1S2 nonsense (stop-gain) Naturally occurring variant ARS1 6 g.86085134G>A c.763G>A p.(T110*) rs268293093 2001 11419340 The genomic location on ARS1 was determined by Katie Eager, EMAI, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:001623-9925: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2022 Rahmatalla, S.A., Arends, D., Brockmann, G.A. :
Review: Genetic and protein variants of milk caseins in goats. Front Genet 13:995349, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36568379. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.995349.
2001 Ramunno, L., Longobardi, E., Pappalardo, M., Rando, A., Di Gregorio, P., Cosenza, G., Mariani, P., Pastore, N., Masina, P. :
An allele associated with a non-detectable amount of alpha s2 casein in goat milk. Anim Genet 32:19-26, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11419340.

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