The role of rare variants in DSG2 as causative mutations in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy is described below. By comparing the frequency of DSG2 variants in large ARVC clinical cohorts to the background population rate in the ExAC database, the proportion of ARVC patients with pathogenic mutations in DSG2 can be estimated, as well as the likelihood that a rare (population allele frequency <0.0001) DSG2 variant identified in a ARVC 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 DSG2 variants in ARVC: 3.50% (p<0.0001)
Based on an analysis of all rare protein-altering variants (MAF<0.0001 in ExAC) in DSG2 found in 354 ARVC samples sequenced by OMGL and in reference samples of the ExAC population database.
|Excess in ARVC||3.50%
0.55 - 0.84
0.84 - 0.98
0.31 - 0.80
2.20 - 6.28
6.10 - 50.43
1.44 - 5.04
The Etiological Fraction (EF) is the proportion of affected carriers where the variant caused ARVC. 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.
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