OMIA:001821-8090 : Coat colour, albinism, oculocutaneous type IV in Oryzias latipes (Japanese medaka)

In other species: western gorilla , dog , taurine cattle

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 606574 (trait) , 227240 (trait) , 606202 (gene)

Links to relevant human diseases in MONDO:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2008

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
slc45a2 solute carrier family 45, member 2 Oryzias latipes 12 NC_019870.2 (10572990..10600469) slc45a2 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
746 Coat colour, albinism, oculocutaneous type IV slc45a2 complex rearrangement Naturally occurring variant an inversion of 167 bp, an insertion of 48 bp, and a deletion of 172 bp 2008 18245373

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2013). OMIA:001821-8090: 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.

2008 Fukamachi, S., Kinoshita, M., Tsujimura, T., Shimada, A., Oda, S., Shima, A., Meyer, A., Kawamura, S., Mitani, H. :
Rescue from oculocutaneous albinism type 4 using medaka slc45a2 cDNA driven by its own promoter. Genetics 178:761-9, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18245373. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.107.073387.
2001 Fukamachi, S., Shimada, A., Shima, A. :
Mutations in the gene encoding B, a novel transporter protein, reduce melanin content in medaka. Nat Genet 28:381-5, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11479596. DOI: 10.1038/ng584.

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