Genetic Analysis Using Partial Sequencing of Melanocortin 4 Receptor (MC4R) Gene in Bligon Goat

  • Latifah Latifah Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • D. A. Priyadi Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • D. Maharani Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Kustantinah Kustantinah Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • T. Hartatik Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Keywords: MC4R, Bligon goat, genetic analysis, sequencing, SNP


Melanocortin 4 Receptor gene is involved in sympathetic nerve activity, adrenal and thyroid functions, and media for leptin in regulating energy balance and homeostasis. The aim of this research was to perform genetic analysis of MC4R gene sequences from Bligon goats. Fourty blood samples of Bligon does were used for DNA extraction. The primers were designed after alignment of 12 DNA sequences of MC4R gene from goat, sheep, and cattle. The primers were constructed on the Capra hircus MC4R gene sequence from GenBank (accession No. NM_001285591). Two DNA polymorphisms of MC4R were revealed in exon region (g.998 A/G and g.1079 C/T). The SNP g.998 A/G was a non-synonymous polymorphism i.e., changing of amino acid from methionine (Met) to isoleucine (Ile). The SNP g.1079 C/T was a synonymous polymorphism. Restriction enzyme mapping on Bligon goat MC4R gene revealed three restriction enzymes (RsaI (GT’AC), Acc651 (G’GTAC_C), and KpnI (G_GTAC’C), which can recognize the SNP at g.1079 C/T. The restriction enzymes may be used for genotyping of the gene target using PCR-RFLP method in the future research.


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