OMIA 002159-9694 : Coat colour, golden in Panthera tigris

In other species: domestic cat

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 605236

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2017

Molecular basis: Xu et al. (2017) reported that a missense variant in the CORIN gene (c.1759C >T; p.H587Y) is a likely causal variant for "golden tiger pelage", having shown that "A perfect correlation was detected between CORIN c.1759C >T and the “wideband” phenotype among unrelated individuals from wild or captive tiger populations worldwide . . . . All golden (n = 16) and snow white (n = 22) tigers were homozygous for CORIN c.1759C >T; all orange (n = 123) and white (n = 36) tigers carried at least one copy of the wild-type allele". FN is grateful to Corinne Benavides for alerting him to this discovery.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
CORIN corin, serine peptidase Panthera tigris altaica - no genomic information (-..-) CORIN Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene


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WARNING! Inclusion of a variant in this table does not automatically mean that it should be used for DNA testing. Anyone contemplating the use of any of these variants for DNA testing should examine critically the relevant evidence (especially in breeds other than the breed in which the variant was first described). If it is decided to proceed, the location and orientation of the variant sequence should be checked very carefully.

Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
Golden tiger CORIN missense c.1759C >T p.H587Y 2017 28281538


2017 Xu, X., Dong, G.X., Schmidt-Küntzel, A., Zhang, X.L., Zhuang, Y., Fang, R., Sun, X., Hu, X.S., Zhang, T.Y., Yang, H.D., Zhang, D.L., Marker, L., Jiang, Z.F., Li, R., Luo, S.J. :
The genetics of tiger pelage color variations. Cell Res 27:954-957, 2017. Pubmed reference: 28281538. DOI: 10.1038/cr.2017.32.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2018
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 01 Apr 2020