Association of MITF gene with hearing and pigmentation phenotype in Hedlund white American mink (Neovison vison)

@article{Markakis2014AssociationOM,
  title={Association of MITF gene with hearing and pigmentation phenotype in Hedlund white American mink (Neovison vison)},
  author={Marios N Markakis and VIBEKE E. Soedring and Vibeke Dantzer and Knud lb Christensen and Razvan Anistoroaei},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={93},
  pages={477-481}
}
Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is an important regulatory factor involved in the migration of melanocytes during embryonic development. Similar to other described species, in the American mink too, the MITF gene seems to be associated with lack of pigment and deafness, although no significant mutation has been identified in the gene. By histochemical methods, melanin granules were for the first time revealed in the stria vascularis in wt mink but also in the vestibular… 

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