DSC2 in Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

The role of rare variants in DSC2 as causative mutations in Dilated Cardiomyopathy is described below. By comparing the frequency of DSC2 variants in large DCM clinical cohorts to the background population rate in the ExAC database, the proportion of DCM patients with pathogenic mutations in DSC2 can be estimated, as well as the likelihood that a rare (population allele frequency <0.0001) DSC2 variant identified in a DCM patient is disease-causing. Summary data for different variant classes (all protein-altering variants, loss of function truncating variants and non-truncating variants) is highlighted - see the table below for full details of this analysis.

Excess of DSC2 variants in DCM: -0.50% (p=0.4509)

Based on an analysis of all rare protein-altering variants (MAF<0.0001 in ExAC) in DSC2 found in 427 DCM samples sequenced by OMGL and LMM and in reference samples of the ExAC population database. As there is no excess burden of variation in the disease cohort, this analysis suggests that DSC2 variants do not contribute to DCM.

Metrics by Variant Class:
All VarsTruncatingNon-Truncating
Excess in DCM -0.50%
Etiological fraction - - -
Odds Ratio 0.48
0.06 - 1.77
0.00 - 33.81
0.06 - 1.82

The Etiological Fraction (EF) is the proportion of affected carriers where the variant caused DCM. The Odds Ratio (OR) describes the odds of having a rare variant in the patient cohort to the odds in the ExAC cohort. Fisher's exact test p-values are displayed for case excess, 95% confidence intervals for EFs and ORs.

in DCM
in ExAC
Case Excess
in DCM
(OMGL1 + LMM2)
427All2 0.004680.00964-0.00496
Non-Truncating2 0.004680.00938-0.00470
OMGL1304All1 0.003290.00964-0.00635
Non-Truncating1 0.003290.00938-0.00609
LMM2123All1 0.008130.00964-0.00151
Non-Truncating1 0.008130.00938-0.00125


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