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This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Researchers have made dramatic inroads into the study of polygenic and other complex human diseases, due in large part to knowledge of the human genome sequence, the generation of widespread markers of genetic variationand the development of new technologies that allow investigators to associate disease phenotypes with genetic loci. Although polygenic diseases are more common than single-gene disorders, studies of monogenic diseases provide an invaluable opportunity to learn about underlying molecular mechanisms, thereby contributing a great deal to our understanding of all forms of genetic disease.
Therefore, the dog has become an important spontaneous animal model for the study of human oral clefts. In the last 20 years, the domestic dog has become one of the main animal models for the study of genetic disorders and congenital defects due to advances in genetics and genomics. The frequent occurrence of birth defects in dogs, with the cleft lip and palate being among the most common, is a byproduct of breeding practices. Since the mechanisms responsible for the morphogenesis of mammals are highly conserved and the genomic similarity between dogs and humans is high, in addition to sharing the same environment, spontaneous cases of cleft lip and palate in dogs are exceptionally useful for studies on the pathogenesis and genetics of oral clefts and the morphogenesis of the face [ 1 — 3 ].
X-linked recessive inheritance is a mode of inheritance in which a mutation in a gene on the X chromosome causes the phenotype to be expressed in males who are necessarily hemizygous for the gene mutation because they have one X and one Y chromosome and in females who are homozygous for the gene mutation, see zygosity. X-linked inheritance means that the gene causing the trait or the disorder is located on the X chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.
Genes come in pairs. Chromosomes are the structures inside cells that carry genes. Chromosomes also come in pairs.
In general, inheritance patterns for single gene disorders are classified based on whether they are autosomal or X-linked and whether they have a dominant or recessive pattern of inheritance. These disorders are called Mendelian disordersafter the geneticist Gregor Mendel. In autosomal dominant inheritance, only one copy of a disease allele is necessary for an individual to be susceptible to expressing the phenotype.
Orofacial clefts are common birth defects of complex etiology, with an excess of males among babies with cleft lip and palate, and an excess of females among those with cleft palate only. Although genes on the X chromosome have been implicated in clefting, there has been no association analysis of X-linked markers. We added new functionalities in the HAPLIN statistical software to enable association analysis of X-linked markers and an exploration of various causal scenarios relevant to orofacial clefts. Genotypes for 48 SNPs in 18 candidate genes on the X chromosome were analyzed in two population-based samples from Scandinavia Norwegian and Danish case-parent triads.
Discoveries on DNA structure, the genetic code, the genome and the observation that some characters and hereditary diseases do not follow classical mendelian inheritance have led researchers to define other patterns of transmission, referring particularly to multifactorial and mitochondrial inheritance. Multifactorial inheritance is based on the synergy of genes and environmental factors. Extra nuclear mitochondrial heredity can only be transmitted by the mother whose cells contain a number of mitochondria.