OMIA:001401-10036 : Waardenburg syndrome, type 2A in Mesocricetus auratus (golden hamster)

In other species: pig , taurine cattle

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 193510 (trait) , 156845 (gene)

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 NW_024429266.1 (158718616..158929118) MITF 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
385 Waardenburg syndrome, type 2A MITF splicing Naturally occurring variant A T>A base substitution in intron 6 of MITF leads to the skipping of exon 7 and a premature termination. 2003 12871913

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:001401-10036: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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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