OMIA:001621-9685 : Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (limb-girdle) in Felis catus (domestic cat)
In other species: chicken
Categories: Muscle phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes
Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive
Considered a defect: yes
Key variant known: yes
Year key variant first reported: 2015
Inheritance: Robinson (1992) provided evidence of autosomal recessive inheritance.
Molecular basis: Martin et al. (2008) reported a deficiency of alpha-dystroglycan in affected cats but could find no causative mutation in the DAG1 gene that encodes this peptide.
Abitbol et al. (2015) conducted "a genome-wide SNP-based homozygosity mapping strategy" on "two affected Sphynx cats and their relatives", and identified "A homozygous c.1190G>A missense variant located in exon 15 of COLQ, leading to a C397Y substitution" as a likely causal variant.
A few months later, Gandolfi et al. (2015) reported the same likely causal variant: "A genome-wide association study and whole-genome sequencing suggested a causal variant for this entity was a c.1190G>A variant causing a cysteine to tyrosine substitution (p.Cys397Tyr) within the C-terminal domain of collagen-like tail subunit (single strand of homotrimer) of asymmetric acetylcholinesterase (COLQ)".
Prevalence: Abitol et al. (2015): "Genotyping of a panel of 333 cats from 14 breeds failed to identify a single carrier in non-Sphynx and non-Devon Rex cats. Finally, the percentage of healthy carriers in a European subpanel of 81 genotyped Sphynx cats was estimated to be low (3.7%) and 14 control Devon Rex cats were genotyped as wild-type individuals."
Gandolfi et al. (2015): "Eight Devon Rex and one Sphynx not associated with the study were identified as carriers, suggesting an allele frequency of ~2.0% in Devon Rex. Over 350 tested cats from other breeds did not have the variant."
|Symbol||Description||Species||Chr||Location||OMIA gene details page||Other Links|
|COLQ||collagen-like tail subunit (single strand of homotrimer) of asymmetric acetylcholinesterase||Felis catus||C2||NC_058376.1 (132565923..132505730)||COLQ||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||Inferred EVA rsID||Year Published||PubMed ID(s)||Acknowledgements|
|944||Devon Rex (Cat) Sphynx (Cat)||Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (limb-girdle)||COLQ||missense||Naturally occurring variant||Felis_catus_9.0||C2||g.135068287C>T||c.1190G>A||p.(C397Y)||rs869320615||rs869320615||2015||26327126 26374066||Genomic location obtained via Ensembl's VEP|
Cite this entry
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.
|2015||Abitbol, M., Hitte, C., Bossé, P., Blanchard-Gutton, N., Thomas, A., Martignat, L., Blot, S., Tiret, L. :|
|A COLQ missense mutation in Sphynx and Devon rex cats with congenital myasthenic syndrome. PLoS One 10:e0137019, 2015. Pubmed reference: 26327126 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137019.|
|Gandolfi, B., Grahn, R.A., Creighton, E.K., Williams, D.C., Dickinson, P.J., Sturges, B.K., Guo, L.T., Shelton, G.D., Leegwater, P.A., Longeri, M., Malik, R., Lyons, L.A. :|
|COLQ variant associated with Devon Rex and Sphynx feline hereditary myopathy. Anim Genet 46:711-5, 2015. Pubmed reference: 26374066 . DOI: 10.1111/age.12350.|
|2008||Martin, P.T., Shelton, G.D., Dickinson, P.J., Sturges, B.K., Xu, R., LeCouteur, R.A., Guo, L.T., Grahn, R.A., Lo, H.P., North, K.N., Malik, R., Engvall, E., Lyons, L.A. :|
|Muscular dystrophy associated with alpha-dystroglycan deficiency in Sphynx and Devon Rex cats. Neuromuscul Disord 18:942-52, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18990577 . DOI: 10.1016/j.nmd.2008.08.002.|
|2007||Shelton, G.D., Sturges, B.K., Lyons, L.A., Williams, D.C., Aleman, M., Jiang, Y., Mizisin, A.P. :|
|Myopathy with tubulin-reactive inclusions in two cats. Acta Neuropathol 114:537-42, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17393175 . DOI: 10.1007/s00401-007-0217-6.|
|2005||Shelton, GD., Engvall, E. :|
|Canine and feline models of human inherited muscle diseases. Neuromuscul Disord 15:127-38, 2005. Pubmed reference: 15694134 . DOI: 10.1016/j.nmd.2004.10.019.|
|1993||Malik, R., Mepstead, K., Yang, F., Harper, C. :|
|Hereditary myopathy of Devon rex cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice 34:539-546, 1993.|
|1992||Robinson, R. :|
|Spasticity in the Devon Rex Cat Veterinary Record 130:302, 1992. Pubmed reference: 1595149 .|
|1989||Lievesley, P., Gruffydd-Jones, T. :|
|Episodic collapse and weakness in cats. Veterinary Annual 29:261-269, 1989.|
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