Progressive Retinal Atrophy - erd (Norwegian Elkhound Type) Overview
Progressive Retinal Atrophy - erd (Norwegian Elkhound Type)
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Category: Haemolymphatic - Associated with the blood and lymph
Gene: Serine/threonine kinase 38 like (STK38L) on Chromosome 27
Variant Detected: Nucleotide Insertion 234 bp SINE repeat insertion in exon 4 including a 15 nt duplication
Severity: Scale 1 has a very low degree of severity. It is a trait and so is tested based on preference, not usually for health concerns.
Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal Recessive
Research Citation(s): Goldstein O, et al. Exonic SINE insertion in STK38L causes canine early retinal degeneration (erd). (2010) Genomics 96(6):362-368.
Associated Breed(s): Norwegian Elkhound, Mixed Breed,