Research project on alopecia X

Det är känt att en del hundraser lider av en hudsjukdom som kallas Alopecia X eller också känt under namnet Black Skin Disease eller BSD. Just nu görs en närmare studie av sjukdomen i Europa. Läs mera nedan, i texten finner du länk till Universität Berns hemsida.

Alopecia X has been described in several breeds including Pomeranians, Keeshonden, Alaskan Malamutes, Chow Chows, and Miniature Poodles. Affected animals suffer from hair loss, which usually starts at the neck and body of the animal, whereas the head and front legs are typically spared. Additionally, darkening of the affected skin areas may also be observed. Symptoms typically show up between 1-5 years of age. We would like to investigate the genetic causes of alopecia X. For our research we need DNA samples from affected dogs as well as their healthy relatives.

Universität Bern | Institute of Genetics | PO-Box 8466 | CH-3001 Bern | Tel                         +41 (0) 31 631 2322               | Fax +41 (0) 31 631 2640

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