OMIA 001401-10036 : Waardenburg syndrome, type 2A in Mesocricetus auratus

In other species: pig

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 193510

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2003

Molecular basis: A T>A base substitution in intron 6 of MITF leads to the skipping of exon 7 and a premature termination.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MITF microphthalmia-associated transcription factor Mesocricetus auratus - no genomic information (-..-) MITF 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
Waardenburg syndrome, type 2A MITF splicing A T>A base substitution in intron 6 of MITF leads to the skipping of exon 7 and a premature termination. 2003 12871913


2003 Graw, J., Pretsch, W., Löster, J. :
Mutation in intron 6 of the hamster Mitf gene leads to skipping of the subsequent exon and creates a novel animal model for the human Waardenburg syndrome type II. Genetics 164:1035-41, 2003. Pubmed reference: 12871913.

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