Ichthyosis and erythrokeratoderma

Gene: DES

Red List (low evidence)

DES (desmin)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000175084
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000175084
OMIM: 125660, Gene2Phenotype
DES is in 16 panels

2 reviews

Ellen Thomas (Genomics England Curator)

Red List (low evidence)

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Comment on list classification: Updated rating from Green to Red: The desmosomal gene DES was originally included as a Green gene on the panel because the eligibility statement prior genetic testing listed "Striate keratoderma with woolly hair: cardiac panel including desmosomal genes". However, after discussion with the clinical team (Ellen Thomas and Helen Brittain), we agreed there is no strong link between the DES gene and PPK phenotype. Note that other cardiac genes JUP, DSP, DSC2 and KANK2 have been implicated with the keratoderma and woolly hair phenotype, and have been rated accordingly.
Created: 3 Apr 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Comment on list classification: Updated rating from Red to Green: desmosomal genes are included in the Eligibility statement prior genetic testing list.
Created: 10 Jan 2017, 3:31 p.m.

History Filter Activity

3 Jan 2019, Gel status: 1

Created, Added New Source, Set mode of inheritance, Set Phenotypes

Ellen McDonagh (Genomics England Curator)

gene: DES was added gene: DES was added to Ichthyosis and erythrokeratoderma. Sources: Expert Review Red Mode of inheritance for gene: DES was set to MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, imprinted status unknown Phenotypes for gene: DES were set to Striate keratoderma with woolly hair; Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1I