The table below lists the 0 rare (MAF<0.0001 in ExAC) protein-altering TMEM43 variants identified in a cohort of 94 ARVC patients. As the background population rate of rare protein-altering TMEM43 variants (0.00730) is greater than this case frequency (0.00000), there is no excess of variants in this ARVC patient cohort, suggesting that protein-altering TMEM43 variants are not causative for ARVC.
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