OMIA:002207-9615 : Bernard-Soulier syndrome, type C in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 231200 (trait) , 173515 (gene)

Links to relevant human diseases in MONDO:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Probably autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2019

Cross-species summary: also called platelet glycoprotein 1b deficiency; von Willebrand Factor receptor deficiency or giant platelet disorder

Molecular basis: Gentilini et al. (2019): "Whole genome sequencing of one affected dog and visual inspection of the [comparative] candidate genes identified a deletion in the glycoprotein IX platelet (GP9) gene. The GP9 gene encodes a subunit of a platelet surface membrane glycoprotein complex; this functions as a receptor for von Willebrand factor, which initiates the maintenance of hemostasis after injury. Variants in human GP9 are associated with Bernard-Soulier syndrome, type C. The deletion spanned 2460 bp, and included a significant part of the single coding exon of the canine GP9 gene on dog chromosome 20. The variant results in a frameshift and premature stop codon which is predicted to truncate almost two-thirds of the encoded protein. PCR-based genotyping confirmed recessive inheritance. The homozygous variant genotype seen in affected dogs did not occur in 98 control Cocker Spaniels."

Clinical features: Gentilini et al. (2019): "The affected dogs showed a platelet adhesion defect characterized by macrothrombocytopenia with variable platelet counts resembling human Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS). Furthermore, the lack of functional GPIb-IX-V was demonstrated by immunocytochemistry."

Prevalence: Gentilini et al. (2019): "the prevalence of the variant allele [in a sample of Cocker Spaniels from Switzerland and Italy] was 4.6% with a distribution of genotypes frequencies of 91.8% of homozygous wild-type, 7.1% of heterozygous and 1% of homozygous variant".

Breed: Cocker Spaniel (Dog) (VBO_0200372).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
GP9 glycoprotein IX (platelet) Canis lupus familiaris 20 NC_051824.1 (3050338..3048622) GP9 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
1097 Cocker Spaniel (Dog) Bernard-Soulier syndrome, type C GP9 deletion, gross (>20) Naturally occurring variant CanFam3.1 20 g.3025814_3028273del c.127_*2052del XM_846924.3; Gentilini et al. (2019): "The [2460bp] deletion truncates 104 (71%) of the 146 codons of the wildtype canine reading frame." 2019 31484196

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2024). OMIA:002207-9615: 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.

2023 Kornya, M., Abrams-Ogg, A., St-Jean, C., Phillips, E., Dickinson, M., Collier, A., Barry, M., Durzi, T., Khan, O., Blois, S. :
Point-of-care platelet function testing results in a dog with Bernard-Soulier syndrome. Vet Clin Pathol 52:569-575, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37438861. DOI: 10.1111/vcp.13266.
2019 Gentilini, F., Turba, M.E., Giancola, F., Chiocchetti, R., Bernardini, C., Dajbychova, M., Jagannathan, V., Drögemüller, M., Drögemüller, C. :
A large deletion in the GP9 gene in Cocker Spaniel dogs with Bernard-Soulier syndrome. PLoS One 14:e0220625, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31484196. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220625.

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