OMIA 002585-9615 : Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, medium chain, deficiency of in Canis lupus familiaris
Christen et al. (2022) noted that the clinical genotype-phenotype correlation remains unclear. While the ACADM variant causes the biochemical alteration in the blood acylcarnitine profiles, it is not fully clear whether the MCAD deficiency is also the (only) cause of the clinical signs of the studied patient. Christen et al. (2022) wrote: "MCAD deficiency in dogs seemingly does not clinically manifest as severe as in humans. However, our data show a clear increase in MCFAs in ACADM homozygous mutant dogs. This might point to an additional compensatory mechanism in the dog, which prevents or dampens the manifestation of clinical consequences of elevated MCFAs. In humans, phenotypic diversity ranging from sudden neonatal death to asymptomatic status has previously been reported. Human patients with complete loss of MCAD activity can also remain asymptomatic, suggesting that additional genetic or environmental factors may play a role in the phenotypic diversity. Additional genetic or environmental factors are also likely to modulate the phenotype in MCAD deficient dogs. The improvement of clinical signs upon changing to a low-fat diet in our index case indicates that the diet has a major influence on the clinical phenotype. At this time, we cannot exclude the possibility that additional genetic factors also modified the clinical phenotype. While our data conclusively demonstrate that the ACADM frameshift variant causes MCAD deficiency and the biochemical alterations in the lipid metabolism, it is not yet fully clear whether the MCAD deficiency alone is responsible for the clinical phenotype or whether additional environmental and/or genetic risk factors are required for the expression of clinical signs. The identification of the ACADM frameshift variant enables genetic testing for MCAD deficiency and will facilitate future prospective studies to clarify this important question."Prevalence: Christen et al. (2022): "Targeted genotyping of the variant in 162 additional CKCS revealed a variant allele frequency of 23.5% and twelve additional homozygous mutant dogs." Control: Christen et al. (2022): "Testing the CKCS breeding population for the identified ACADM variant is recommended to prevent the unintentional breeding of dogs with MCAD deficiency." Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Associated gene:
|Symbol||Description||Species||Chr||Location||OMIA gene details page||Other Links|
|ACADM||acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chain||Canis lupus familiaris||6||NC_051810.1 (71475297..71444858)||ACADM||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|
|1497||Cavalier King Charles Spaniel||medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase||ACADM||delins, gross (>20)||Naturally occurring variant||UU_Cfam_GSD_1.0||6||g.71401388_71401389delinsCATAATTCTTAGACAATATTGAGAATTAAC||c.444_445delinsGTTAATTCTCAATATTGTCTAAGAATTATG||p.(T150Ifs*6)||XM_038541645.1; XP_038397573.1||2022||36292732|
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.
|2022||Christen, M., Bongers, J., Mathis, D., Jagannathan, V., Quintana, R.G., Leeb, T. :|
|ACADM frameshift variant in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency. Genes (Basel) 13:, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36292732. DOI: 10.3390/genes13101847.|
|2007||Platt, S., McGrotty, Y.L., Abramson, C.J., Jakobs, C. :|
|Refractory seizures associated with an organic aciduria in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 43:163-7, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17473023. DOI: 10.5326/0430163.|
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