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The melanophilin (MLPH gene) is responsible for the intensity of the coat colour by affecting the distribution of melanin-containing cells.

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Gene

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specimen

Swab, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Semen, Tissue

Mode of Inheritance

Chromosome

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General information

The melanophilin (MLPH gene) is responsible for the intensity of the coat colour by affecting the distribution of melanin-containing cells. The dilute phenotype in cats is a “dilution” of the expected coal colour. The dilution affects eumelanin and phaeomelanin.

Clinical features

Cats expected to be black with the dilute phenotype turn grey (blue). Orange cats turn out cream coloured, Cinnamon dilutes into Fawn, it is described as "coffee and cream" or caramel colour. Chocolate/brown dilutes into lilac, it is described as dove or light taupe gray, and is sometimes called frost or lavender.

Additional information

References

Pubmed ID: 16860533

Omia ID: 31

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