A Deletion in the Canine POMC Gene Is Associated with Weight and Appetite in Obesity-Prone Labrador Retriever Dogs

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Metabolism (Science Direct), May 2016
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Title
A Deletion in the Canine POMC Gene Is Associated with Weight and Appetite in Obesity-Prone Labrador Retriever Dogs
Published in
Cell Metabolism (Science Direct), May 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.04.012
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Authors

Eleanor Raffan, Rowena J. Dennis, Conor J. O’Donovan, Julia M. Becker, Robert A. Scott, Stephen P. Smith, David J. Withers, Claire J. Wood, Elena Conci, Dylan N. Clements, Kim M. Summers, Alexander J. German, Cathryn S. Mellersh, Maja L. Arendt, Valentine P. Iyemere, Elaine Withers, Josefin Söder, Sara Wernersson, Göran Andersson, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Giles S.H. Yeo, Stephen O’Rahilly, Raffan, Eleanor, Dennis, Rowena J, O'Donovan, Conor J, Becker, Julia M, Scott, Robert A, Smith, Stephen P, Withers, David J, Wood, Claire J, Conci, Elena, Clements, Dylan N, Summers, Kim M, German, Alexander J, Mellersh, Cathryn S, Arendt, Maja L, Iyemere, Valentine P, Withers, Elaine, Söder, Josefin, Wernersson, Sara, Andersson, Göran, Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin, Yeo, Giles S H, O'Rahilly, Stephen, Raffan E, Dennis RJ, O'Donovan CJ, Becker JM, Scott RA, Smith SP, Withers DJ, Wood CJ, Conci E, Clements DN, Summers KM, German AJ, Mellersh CS, Arendt ML, Iyemere VP, Withers E, Söder J, Wernersson S, Andersson G, Lindblad-Toh K, Yeo GS, O'Rahilly S

Abstract

Sequencing of candidate genes for obesity in Labrador retriever dogs identified a 14 bp deletion in pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) with an allele frequency of 12%. The deletion disrupts the β-MSH and β-endorphin coding sequences and is associated with body weight (per allele effect of 0.33 SD), adiposity, and greater food motivation. Among other dog breeds, the deletion was only found in the closely related flat-coat retriever (FCR), where it is similarly associated with body weight and food motivation. The mutation is significantly more common in Labrador retrievers selected to become assistance dogs than pets. In conclusion, the deletion in POMC is a significant modifier of weight and appetite in Labrador retrievers and FCRs and may influence other behavioral traits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 1%
France 1 1%
Lithuania 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Finland 1 1%
Qatar 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 65 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 21%
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Researcher 10 13%
Other 9 12%
Other 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 17%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 12%
Psychology 3 4%
Other 6 8%

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