Deletions in the COL10A1 gene are not associated with skeletal changes in dogs

Deletions in the COL10A1 gene are not associated with skeletal changes in dogs Type 10 collagen alpha 1 (COL10A1) is a short-chain collagen of cartilage synthesized by chondrocytes during the growth of long bones. COL10A1 mutations, which frequently result in COL10A1 haploinsufficiency, have been identified in patients with Schmid metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (SMCD), a cartilage disorder characterized by short-limbed short stature and bowed legs. Similarities between SMCD and short stature in various dog breeds suggested COL10A1 as a candidate for canine skeletal dysplasia. We report the sequencing of the exons and promoter region of the COL10A1 gene in dog breeds fixed for a specific type of skeletal dysplasia known as chondrodysplasia, breeds that segregate the skeletal dysplasia phenotype, and control dogs of normal stature. Thirteen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), one insertion, and two deletions, one of which introduces a premature stop codon and likely results in nonsense-mediated decay and the degradation of the mutant allele product, were identified in the coding region. There appear to be no causal relationships between the polymorphisms identified in this study and short stature in dogs. Although COL10A1 haploinsufficiency is an important cause of SMCD in humans, it does not seem to be responsible for the skeletal dysplasia phenotype in these dog breeds. In addition, homozygosity for the nonsense allele does not result in the observed canine skeletal dysplasia phenotype. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Deletions in the COL10A1 gene are not associated with skeletal changes in dogs

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Anatomy; Zoology; Cell Biology
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00335-005-0163-3
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