Mol Biol Rep 2021 Jun 20. Epub 2021 Jun 20.
School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, Via Gentile III da Varano, 62032, Camerino, Italy.
c-KIT, a type III receptor protein tyrosine kinase, plays an essential role in melanocyte development, migration, and survival. Mutations within the c-KIT gene are previously shown to cause the white coat color phenotypes in pigs, mice, goats, and humans. However, up so far, the splicing isoform(s), genomic architecture of c-KIT have not been characterized well in merino sheep. Read More