OMIA:002535-9913 : Cataract, ADAMTSL4-related in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 225200 (trait) , 225100 (trait) , 610113 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal dominant

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2022

Molecular basis: Häfliger et al. (2022): "Whole-genome sequencing of the parent-offspring trio revealed a de novo mutation of ADAMTSL4 in this case. The heterozygous p.Arg776His missense variant affects a conserved residue of the ADAMTSL4 gene that encodes a secreted glycoprotein expressed in the lens throughout embryonic development." The authors were careful to note that "Given that this is a single case investigation and that we have no functional confirmation, this result must be considered preliminary and should be interpreted with caution. However, it must also be emphasized that the analysis was not suitable for identifying larger structural variants. Further isolated cases of cataract in cattle could be investigated for ADAMTSL4 variants by DNA sequencing."

Clinical features: Häfliger et al. (2022): "Clinicopathological analysis of a single case of impaired vision in a newborn Original Braunvieh calf revealed nuclear cataract".

Breed: Original Schweizer Braunvieh, Switzerland (Cattle) (VBO_0003764).
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
ADAMTSL4 ADAMTS like 4 Bos taurus 3 NC_037330.1 (20154889..20144001) ADAMTSL4 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.

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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
1435 Original Schweizer Braunvieh, Switzerland (Cattle) Congenital cataract ADAMTSL4 missense Naturally occurring variant ARS-UCD1.2 3 g.20146737C>T c.2327G>A p.(R776H) NM_001101061.1; NP_001094531.1 rs5353205567 2022 35233794

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:002535-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2022 Häfliger, I.M., Wolf-Hofstetter, S., Casola, C., Hetzel, U., Seefried, F.R., Drögemüller, C. :
A de novo variant in the bovine ADAMTSL4 gene in an Original Braunvieh calf with congenital cataract. Anim Genet 53:416-421, 2022. Pubmed reference: 35233794. DOI: 10.1111/age.13178.

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