OMIA 002185-9685 : Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) in Felis catus

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 163200

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2019

Molecular basis: De Lucia et al. (2019): "a heterozygous missense variant in the NSDHL gene: XM_004000985.5:c.397A>G or XP_004001034.1:p.(Ser133Gly). The variant was absent from 93 additional genetically diverse control cats as demonstrated by Sanger sequencing. The variant was predicted to affect the essential serine residue of the catalytic tetrad 109Asn‐133Ser‐160Tyr‐164Lys in the conserved short‐chain dehydrogenase/reductase domain of the feline NSDHL protein and thus most likely leading to a functional inactivation of the protein."

Clinical features: De Lucia et al. (2019): "A 2‐year‐old, female, domestic short hair cat with a history of multiple alopecic, verrucous, hyperpigmented and erythematous skin lesions, following Blaschko's lines on the head, the limbs, the trunk and paw pads." The same authors concluded that the clinical signs of this single cat correspond to the "feline counterpart of human inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN)", which closely resembles a mild form of CHILD syndrome, a disorder caused by mutations in the same gene (see OMIA 002117-9615).

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
NSDHL NAD(P) dependent steroid dehydrogenase-like Felis catus X NC_018741.3 (127902522..127932256) NSDHL 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
Domestic Shorthair Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevi NSDHL missense FelCat 9.0 X c.397A>G p.Ser133Gly De Lucia et al. (2019): XM_004000985.5:c.397A>G; XP_004001034.1:p.(Ser133Gly) 2019 30474267


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.
2019 De Lucia, M., Bauer, A., Spycher, M., Jagannathan, V., Romano, E., Welle, M., Leeb, T. :
Genetic variant in the NSDHL gene in a cat with multiple congenital lesions resembling inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevi. Vet Dermatol 30:64-e18, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30474267. DOI: 10.1111/vde.12699.
2012 Sato, M., Kariya, K., Matsumoto, M., Itoh, M., Kobayashi, Y., Nishifuji, K., Kamiie, J., Shirota, K. :
Feline epidermal nevi resembling human inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus. J Vet Med Sci 74:1337-9, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22672841.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 26 Mar 2019
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