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LDB3

Alias

CMD1C; CMH24; CMPD3; CYPHER; LDB3Z1; LDB3Z4; LVNC3; MFM4; ORACLE; PDLIM6; ZASP

Associated disorders

The LDB3 gene (formerly known as ZASP) is associated with autosomal dominant myofibrillar myopathy 4 (MFM4) (MedGen UID: 322840). Additionally, the LDB3 gene has preliminary evidence supporting a correlation with autosomal dominant dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (MedGen UID: 2880) and left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) (MedGen UID: 349005).

Pathogenic variants in LDB3 cause an estimated 11% of cases of myofibrillar myopathy.

The LDB3 gene encodes the Lim Domain-binding 3 protein, which plays a role in maintaining the structural integrity of cardiac and skeletal muscle cells.

Assay and technical information

Invitae is a College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified clinical diagnostic laboratory performing full-gene sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis using next-generation sequencing technology (NGS).

Our sequence analysis covers clinically important regions of each gene, including coding exons, +/- 10 base pairs of adjacent intronic sequence in the transcript listed below. In addition, analysis covers the select non-coding variants specifically defined in the table below. Any variants that fall outside these regions are not analyzed. Any specific limitations in the analysis of these genes are also listed in the table below.

Our analysis detects most intragenic deletions and duplications at single exon resolution. However, in rare situations, single-exon copy number events may not be analyzed due to inherent sequence properties or isolated reduction in data quality. If you are requesting the detection of a specific single-exon copy number variation, please contact Client Services before placing your order.

Gene Transcript reference Sequencing analysis Deletion/Duplication analysis
LDB3 NM_001080116.1; NM_001171610.1; NM_007078.2