Supplementary Material for: Mutations in the RSPO1 Coding Region Are Not the Main Cause of Canine SRY-Negative XX Sex Reversal in Several Breeds [article]

L. De Lorenzi, D. Groppetti, S. Arrighi, S. Pujar, L. Nicoloso, L. Molteni, A. Pecile, F. Cremonesi, P. Parma, V. Meyers-Wallen
2017 Figshare  
This report details a case of SRY-negative XX sex reversal in a mixed breed dog and surveys affected dogs of several breeds for mutations in RSPO1 coding regions. Genomic DNA from the mixed breed case was evaluated for mutations in candidate genes. Sequencing identified a homozygous G to A transition in RSPO1 exon 4 that changes a highly conserved amino acid codon in the thrombospondin domain. The possibility that this was a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) could not be excluded by
more » ... xcluded by genotyping family members. Therefore, the coding region of RSPO1 was sequenced in a survey of affected dogs, which identified a T to C transition (exon 3) in some, the above G to A transition (exon 4) in others, and no change in the remaining affected dogs. Genotypes at these base pair positions were not uniquely associated with the affected phenotype in any breed, indicating the identified transitions are most likely SNPs, not causative mutations for this canine disorder. However, the possibility that polymorphisms play a modifier role, such as changing threshold or severity of phenotypic expression in a mixed breed dog, cannot be excluded. This study emphasizes the importance of canine pedigree, breed, and population studies in evaluating candidate mutations.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5120407 fatcat:v3ve3yquc5bvxk6srv3fdmh6zm