A locus on chromosome 5 is associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers

Mausberg, T.B.; Wess, G.; Simak, J.; Keller, L.; Drögemüller, Michaela; Drögemüller, Cord; Webster, M.T.; Stephenson, H.; Dukes-McEwan, J.; Leeb, Tosso (2011). A locus on chromosome 5 is associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e20042. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0020042

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heterogeneous group of heart diseases with a strong genetic background. Currently, many human DCM cases exist where no causative mutation can be identified. DCM also occurs with high prevalence in several large dog breeds. In the Doberman Pinscher a specific DCM form characterized by arrhythmias and/or echocardiographic changes has been intensively studied by veterinary cardiologists. We performed a genome-wide association study in Doberman Pinschers. Using 71 cases and 70 controls collected in Germany we identified a genome-wide significant association to DCM on chromosome 5. We validated the association in an independent cohort collected in the United Kingdom. There is no known DCM candidate gene under the association signal. Therefore, DCM in Doberman Pinschers offers the chance of identifying a novel DCM gene that might also be relevant for human health.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Genetics

UniBE Contributor:

Mausberg, Theresa-Bernadette; Drögemüller, Michaela; Drögemüller, Cord and Leeb, Tosso

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1932-6203

Publisher:

Public Library of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:32

Last Modified:

16 Feb 2015 08:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0020042

Web of Science ID:

000290793400035

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.12278

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12278 (FactScience: 218594)

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