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A change in the CDH2 gene was identified in a male, age 25, with absent shoulder muscles, developmental delay, joint hypermobility, and skeletal abnormalities (read full description).

Date of Report

Aug 13, 2020

Full Name

cadherin 2

Chromosome 18 (18q12.1)


Cadherins play a role in binding between cells. CDH2 regulates signaling pathways and is important for nervous system development and left-right symmetry (Alimperti & Andreadis, 2014).

Database Links

GeneCards: CDH2

NCBI Gene: 1000

OMIM: 114020

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: P19022

Clinical Significance

A de novo change in this gene was identified in a UDN participant and other patients with similar symptoms (Accogli et al, 2019). 

Gene CDH2
Inheritance Pattern Unknown
Position (hg19) chr18:g.25565146T>C
Transcript NM_001792.3
DNA Change c.2027A>G
Protein Change p.Tyr676Cys
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