FAM83G/Fam83g genetic variants affect canine and murine hair formation.

Balmer, Pierre; Fellay, Auxanne F.; Sayar, Beyza S.; Hariton, William V. J.; Wiener, Dominique J.; Galichet, Arnaud; Müller, Eliane Jasmine; Roosje, Petra J. (2019). FAM83G/Fam83g genetic variants affect canine and murine hair formation. Experimental dermatology, 28(4), pp. 350-354. Blackwell 10.1111/exd.13729

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FAM83G/Fam83g genetic variants have been described in dogs, mice and recently also in humans. They are associated with palmoplantar keratoderma and altered hair or coat phenotype, reported as wooly phenotype in mice. FAM83G/Fam83g is an unexplored effector of temporally and spatially coordinated Wnt and BMP signalling which are key pathways in pre- and postnatal hair follicle morphogenesis and differentiation. The aim of this study was to unravel phenotypic consequences of FAM83G/Fam83g variants on hair coat formation in dogs and mice. Our results show differences in hair types and hair shaft structures in both species. Additionally, mice exhibit deregulated hair cycle progression which timely correlates with defective Wnt signalling (Axin2) and Bmp2/4 expression. These results affirm the involvement of FAM83G in hair morphogenesis, hair follicle differentiation and cycling.

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05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > DermFocus
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Dermatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Pathologie > Forschungsgruppe Dermatologie

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Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Balmer, Pierre, Fellay, Auxanne, Sayar, Beyza, Hariton, William Vincent, Wiener, Dominique Judith, Galichet, Arnaud, Müller, Eliane Jasmine, Roosje Hasler, Pieternella


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture








Andrea Studer-Gauch

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11 Feb 2019 14:48

Last Modified:

02 Mar 2023 23:31

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FAM83G dog hair mouse





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