OMIA 001804-9615 : Ocular melanosis in Canis lupus familiaris

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 600510 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Inheritance: Peterson-Jones et al. (2007) provided evidence of autosomal dominant inheritance.

Molecular basis: Winkler et al. (2013) excluded 11 candidate genes.


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.
2013 Winkler, P.A., Bartoe, J.T., Quinones, C.R., Venta, P.J., Petersen-Jones, S.M. :
Exclusion of eleven candidate genes for ocular melanosis in Cairn terriers. J Negat Results Biomed 12:6, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23448350. DOI: 10.1186/1477-5751-12-6.
2008 Petersen-Jones, S.M., Mentzer, A.L., Dubielzig, R.R., Render, J.A., Steficek, B.A., Kiupel, M. :
Ocular melanosis in the Cairn Terrier: histopathological description of the condition, and immunohistological and ultrastructural characterization of the characteristic pigment-laden cells. Vet Ophthalmol 11:260-8, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18638353. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00640.x.
2007 Petersen-Jones, S.M., Forcier, J., Mentzer, A.L. :
Ocular melanosis in the Cairn Terrier: clinical description and investigation of mode of inheritance. Vet Ophthalmol 10 Suppl 1:63-9, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17973836. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2007.00558.x.
1991 Petersen-Jones, S.M. :
Abnormal ocular pigment deposition associated with glaucoma in the cairn terrier Journal of Small Animal Practice 32:19-22, 1991. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.1991.tb00851.x.

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