OMIA 000328-9615 : Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, type VII (Dermatosparaxis) in Canis lupus familiaris

In other species: domestic cat , cattle , sheep

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 225410

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2019

Molecular basis: Whole-genome sequencing of the single affected dog, followed by sequence analysis of 19 comparative functional candidate genes enabled Jaffy et al. (2019) to identify the likely causal variant as a "C-to-T transition at position 2408978 on chromosome 11. This transition is predicted to alter the ADAMTS2 transcript (ADAMTS2:c.769C>T) and encode a nonsense mutation (p.Arg257Ter)."

Clinical features: Jaffy et al. (2019): "an 8‐week‐old male Doberman Pinscher . . . was presented to South Willamette Veterinary Clinic for evaluation of cutaneous wounds. The physical examination identified pain, hyper‐mobility and moderate effusion in the carpal, tarsal and stifle joints. In addition, bilateral ocular chemosis and elevation of the nictitating membranes were noted. The skin had several wounds in various stages of healing, and several small, atrophic scars from previous wounds that had healed by secondary intention were apparent. The ventral abdomen had a fresh linear 6‐cm‐long wound. The skin was noticeably loose and hyper‐elastic".

Breed: Doberman Pinscher.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
ADAMTS2 ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif, 2 Canis lupus familiaris 11 NC_051815.1 (2257166..2480747) ADAMTS2 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
Doberman Pinscher Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, type VII (Dermatosparaxis) ADAMTS2 nonsense (stop-gain) CanFam3.1 11 g.2408978C>T c.769C>T p.(Arg257Ter) 2019 31294848


2019 Jaffey, J.A., Bullock, G., Teplin, E., Guo, J., Villani, N.A., Mhlanga-Mutangadura, T., Schnabel, R.D., Cohn, L.A., Johnson, G.S., Jaffey, J.A., Bullock, G., Teplin, E., Guo, J., Villani, N.A., Mhlanga-Mutangadura, T., Schnabel, R.D., Cohn, L.A., Johnson, G.S. :
A homozygous ADAMTS2 nonsense mutation in a Doberman Pinscher dog with Ehlers Danlos syndrome and extreme skin fragility. Anim Genet 50:543-545, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31294848. DOI: 10.1111/age.12825.

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