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Animal Biotechnology
Year: 2009  |  Volume: 20  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 156 - 160

Identification of Novel Allelic Variants of Integrin Beta 2 (ITGB2) Gene and Screening for Bubaline Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Syndrome in Indian Water Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)

Deepak Sharma, Subodh Kumar, Sitangsu M. Deb, Abhijit Mitra, Saket K. Niranjan, Soumen Naskar and Arjava Sharma    

Abstract: A fragment of 570 bp corresponding to exon 5 and 6 of integrin beta 2 (ITGB2) gene was amplified for screening D128G mutation in one hundred and fifty two buffaloes ( Bubalus bubalis ) which causes bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency syndrome (BLAD) in cattle, as well as to ascertain polymorphism. TaqI PCR-RFLP revealed no such mutation thus indicating the absence of bubaline leukocyte adhesion deficiency (BuLAD) allele in animals under study. However, the polymorphism studies using MspI restriction enzyme revealed two genotypic patterns viz. AA pattern (bands of 293, 141, 105, and 31 bp) and BB pattern (bands of 293, 105, 77, 64, and 31 bp). The sequences of A and B alleles were submitted to the GenBank (EU853307 and AY821799).

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