Immunogenetics

, Volume 64, Issue 3, pp 209–217

Atopic dermatitis in West Highland white terriers is associated with a 1.3-Mb region on CFA 17

Authors

  • Joana B. Roque
    • School of Veterinary ScienceThe University of Queensland
    • Centre for Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary ScienceThe University of Queensland
  • David L. Duffy
    • Genetic Epidemiology LaboratoryQueensland Institute of Medical Research
  • Myat Kyaw-Tanner
    • School of Veterinary ScienceThe University of Queensland
  • Puya Gharahkhani
    • School of Veterinary ScienceThe University of Queensland
  • Linda Vogelnest
    • University Veterinary Teaching HospitalThe University of Sydney
  • Kenneth Mason
    • Dermcare
  • Michael Shipstone
    • Dermatology for Animals
  • Melanie Latter
    • School of Veterinary ScienceThe University of Queensland
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00251-011-0577-x

Cite this article as:
Roque, J.B., O’Leary, C.A., Duffy, D.L. et al. Immunogenetics (2012) 64: 209. doi:10.1007/s00251-011-0577-x

Abstract

Canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is an allergic inflammatory skin disease that shares similarities with AD in humans. Canine AD is likely to be an inherited disease in dogs and is common in West Highland white terriers (WHWTs). We performed a genome-wide association study using the Affymetrix Canine SNP V2 array consisting of over 42,800 single nucleotide polymorphisms, on 35 atopic and 25 non-atopic WHWTs. A gene-dropping simulation method, using SIB-PAIR, identified a projected 1.3 Mb area of association (genome-wide P = 6 × 10−5 to P = 7 × 10−4) on CFA 17. Nineteen genes on CFA 17, including 1 potential candidate gene (PTPN22), were located less than 0.5 Mb from the interval of association identified on the genome-wide association analysis. Four haplotypes within this locus were differently distributed between cases and controls in this population of dogs. These findings suggest that a major locus for canine AD in WHWTs may be located on, or in close proximity to an area on CFA 17.

Keywords

Atopic dermatitisDogGenome-wide association studyCFA 17

Supplementary material

251_2011_577_MOESM1_ESM.pdf (162 kb)
Supplementary Table 1Table with conserved sequences in the 1.3-Mb region of CFA 17 with significant P values based on the Rank VISTA scores (Martin et al. 2004). (PDF 161 kb)

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