Albinism Database

Welcome to the Albinism Database.

The Albinism Database is edited by William Oetting, University of Minnesota. This database includes mutations associated with all major known forms of oculocutaneous and ocular albinism. The Albinism Database is part of the Locus Specific Mutation Databases of the Human Genome Variation Society..

Please use this link for the submission of new mutations.

Type of Albinism
Human Locus
Link to Table of Mutations and Polymorphisms
Map of Mutation Locations
Oculocutaneous albinism type 1 (OCA1) TYR 203100 (OCA1A

606952 (OCA1B)

Mutations and Polymorphisms of TYR Mutation locations for TYR
Oculocutaneous albinism type 2 (OCA2) OCA2 203200 Mutations and Polymorphisms of P Mutation locations for P
Oculocutaneous albinism type 3 (OCA3) TYRP1 203290 Mutations and Polymorphisms of TYRP1 Mutation locations for TYRP1
Oculocutaneous albinism type 4 (OCA4) SLC45A2 606574 Mutations and Polymorphisms of SLC45A2 Mutation locations for SLC45A2
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome type 1 (HPS1) HPS1 203300 Mutations and Polymorphisms of HPS1 Mutation locations for HPS1
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome type 2 (HPS2) AP3B1 603401 Mutations and Polymorphisms of ADTB3A Mutation locations for ADTB3A
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome type 3 (HPS3) HPS3 606118 Mutations and Polymorphisms of HPS3
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome type 4 (HPS4) HPS4 606682
Chediak-Higashi Syndrome LYST 214500 Mutations and Polymorphisms of LYST Mutation locations for LYST
Ocular Albinism type 1 GPR143 300500 Mutations and Polymorphisms of GPR143 Mutation locations for GPR143

Other links of interest:

Table of pigment associated genes

This table is a list of mouse coat color associated genes, their human homologues and associated human diseases. There are also links to Jackson Laboratories and OMIM for each of the loci.

International Albinism Center Homepage

PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research.

The PASPCR is a society of scientists having expertise in the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine, physics and all other sciences involved in research on normal and atypical pigment cells in humans and atypical pigment cells in humans and other animals and to encourage the exchange and dissemination of information regarding all aspects of pigmentation.

International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies.

The IFPCS is a federation of regional scientific societies devoted to the study of various aspects of pigment cells.

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This mutation database is part of the Locus Specific Mutation Databases of the Human Genome Variation Society.

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The information provided in this database is accurate to the best of our ability, but the authors make no guarantee of its reliability.

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This page was modified last on September 21, 2009.

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