The DES gene homepage

This database is one of the gene variant databases from the "Leiden Muscular Dystrophy pages" (LMDp)
General information
Gene symbol DES
Gene name desmin
Chromosome 2
Chromosomal band q35
Imprinted Not imprinted
Genomic reference NG_008043.1
Transcript reference NM_001927.3
Exon/intron information NM_001927.3 exon/intron table
Associated with diseases CMD1I, LGMD2R, MFM1, SCPNK
Citation reference(s) -
Refseq URL Genomic reference sequence
Curators (2) Andreas Brodehl and Johan den Dunnen
Total number of public variants reported 707
Unique public DNA variants reported 284
Individuals with public variants 675
Hidden variants 44
Notes This database is one of the gene variant databases from the:Please note that for this gene nearly all data are still in the LMDp database.
NOTE: we gratefully acknowledge the Hogeschool Leiden, in particular students
Joyce Harteveld and Yvonne Tiersma, for valuable help establishing this database. Data from the Cardiff HGMD DES database were used as a starting point to establish this database.
Date created April 01, 2008
Date last updated July 07, 2023
Version DES:230707

Graphical displays and utilities
Graphs Graphs displaying summary information of all variants in the database »
Reading frame checker The Reading-frame checker generates a prediction of the effect of whole-exon changes. Active for: NM_001927.3.
UCSC Genome Browser Show variants in the UCSC Genome Browser (full view, compact view)
Ensembl Genome Browser Show variants in the Ensembl Genome Browser (full view, compact view)
NCBI Sequence Viewer Show distribution histogram of variants in the NCBI Sequence Viewer

Links to other resources
Homepage URL
HGNC 2770
Entrez Gene 1674
PubMed articles DES
OMIM - Gene 125660
OMIM - Diseases CMD1I (cardiomyopathy, dilated, type 1I (CMD-1I))
LGMD2R (dystrophy, muscular, limb-girdle, type 2R (LGMD-2R))
SCPNK (scapuloperoneal syndrome, neurogenic, Kaeser type (SCPNK))
GeneCards DES
GeneTests DES
Orphanet DES

Active transcripts




NCBI ID     

NCBI Protein ID     

00006342 2 desmin NM_001927.3 NP_001918.3 707

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