OMIA 002031-9615 : Lundehund syndrome in Canis lupus familiaris

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 614292

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2016

Species-specific symbol: LS

Inheritance: Metzger et al. (2016): " A complex segregation analysis revealed a recessive major gene model as the most likely mode of inheritance with the lowest −2 log-likelihood at 52.6".

Mapping: Metzger et al. (2016): "Comprehensive analysis of bead chip and whole-genome sequencing data for LS in the Lundehund resulted in a genome-wide association signal on CFA 34 and LS-specific runs of homozygosity (ROH) in this region."

Molecular basis: Metzger et al. (2016): "Filtering analysis for variants with predicted high or moderate effects revealed a missense mutation in LEPREL1 1.2 Mb proximal to the region of the genome-wide association, which was shown to be significantly associated with LS. LS-affected Lundehund harbored the mutant LEPREL1:g.139212C>G genotype A/A whereas all controls of other breeds showed the C/C wild type."

Clinical features: Metzger et al. (2016): "the Lundehund harbors a breed disposition for a syndrome comprising particular features of protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), intestinal lymphangiectasia, gastrointestinal disturbance, inflammatory bowel disease and malabsorption designated as Lundehund syndrome (LS) . . . . Clinical signs are diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, edema and apathy often accompanied with decreased concentrations of albumin and globulin in blood profile"

Breed: Lundehund.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
LEPREL1 Canis lupus familiaris - no genomic information (-..-) LEPREL1 Ensembl


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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
Lundehund Lundehund syndrome LEPREL1 missense 34 g.139212C>G 2016 27485430


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.
2016 Metzger, J., Pfahler, S., Distl, O. :
Variant detection and runs of homozygosity in next generation sequencing data elucidate the genetic background of Lundehund syndrome. BMC Genomics 17:535, 2016. Pubmed reference: 27485430. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-2844-6.
2015 Pfahler, S., Distl, O. :
Effective population size, extended linkage disequilibrium and signatures of selection in the rare dog breed lundehund. PLoS One 10:e0122680, 2015. Pubmed reference: 25860808. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122680.
1994 Kolbjørnsen, O., Press, C.M., Landsverk, T. :
Gastropathies in the Lundehund. I. Gastritis and gastric neoplasia associated with intestinal lymphangiectasia. APMIS 102:647-61, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7946268.
1977 Flesja, K., Yri, T. :
Protein losing enteropathy in the Lundehund Journal of Small Animal Practice 18:11-23, 1977. Pubmed reference: 853728.

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