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Radiation induced Allele Detail
Symbol: Oca2p-6H
Name: oculocutaneous albinism II; pink-eyed dilution 6 Harwell
MGI ID: MGI:1856125
Synonyms: Herc2p-6H, p6H
Gene: Oca2  Location: Chr7:55889508-56186266 bp, + strand  Genetic Position: Chr7, 33.44 cM
Strain of Origin:  (C3H/HeH x 101/H)F1
Allele Type:    Radiation induced
Mutation:    Deletion
  Oca2p-6H involves 2 genes/genome features (Herc2, Oca2) View all
Mutation detailsSouthern hybridization of a 0.39 kb probe, derived from retroviral-like intracisternal particle sequence, to genomic DNA showed that p-region sequence is deleted in homozygous mutant mice. The first 624 amino acids are encoded in the neighboring predicted Herc2 protein, but are then followed by 27 novel amino acids and a premature termination site from an IAP element. The remaining carboxy terminal 4212 amino acids of the Herc2 protein are lost. (J:11138, J:100221)
Inheritance:    Recessive
View phenotypes and curated references for all genotypes (concatenated display).
In Mice Carrying this Mutation: 3 assay results
In Structures Affected by this Mutation: 6 anatomical structures
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Carrying this Mutation:  Mouse Strains: 2 strains available      Cell Lines: 0 lines available
Carrying any Oca2 Mutation:  58 strains or lines available
This mutation arose in descendants of x-ray treated mice (J:15082). Homozygotes resemble p/p mice in eye and coat color, but are small and show a nervous, jerky behavior (J:13720). No dental abnormalities are found. Males are sterile, with a high proportion of abnormal sperm (multinucleated, multitailed, and acrosomal defects) and a reduced proportion of gonadotropic cells in the pituitary (J:49046, J:5219, J:5808). The sperm shows a loss of negative charge along the whole length of the tail (defined by the inability to stain with the positively charged colloidal iron hydroxide), suggesting that the defect in spermatogenesis may involve the Golgi apparatus and/or plasma membrane (J:11957). Females have greatly reduced fertility, with an increased proportion of polyovular follicles and no corpora lutea (J:5501). Mutant females can generally produce a small, first litter, but the pups often die neonatally due to poor maternal behavior, which may involve improper nesting (J:49046).
Original:  J:15082 Phillips RJS, Description of the phenotypes of p-alleles (other than p) held at Harwell. Mouse News Lett. 1977;56:38
All:  17 reference(s)

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