DES truncating variants in DCM cohorts

The table below lists the 2 rare (MAF<0.0001 in ExAC) truncating DES variants identified in a cohort of 894 DCM patients (304 patients from OMGL, 590 patients from LMM). When this rare variant frequency of 0.00224 is compared with a background population rate of 0.00036, there is a case excess of 0.00188, although this is not statistically significant for truncating DES variants in DCM (p=0.0376).

Variant Type:      All protein-altering variants     -     Truncating variants     -     Non-Truncating variants
Source:      Combined (OMGL + LMM)     -     OMGL     -     LMM

No. Variant (CDS) Variant (Protein) Variant Type Cases (894)OMGL classLMM class ExAC frequency
1. c.1285C>T p.R429Xnonsense 1Likely Pathogenic (1)0.000016
2. c.600delG frameshift 1Likely Pathogenic (1)0.000000


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