Below is a summary for the KDM3B gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.

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The online Gene Guide includes more information about KDM3B such as the chance of having another child with this condition, behavior and development concerns linked to KDM3B-related syndrome or specialists to consider for people with this condition. Share this resource with family members or your clinical providers.

What is KDM3B-related syndrome?

KDM3B-related syndrome happens when there are changes to the KDM3B gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.

KDM3B-related syndrome is also called Diets-Jongmans syndrome.

Key Role

The KDM3B gene plays a key role in brain development.


Because the KDM3B gene is important in the development and function of brain cells, many people who have KDM3B-related syndrome have:

  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Behavioral concerns

How many people have KDM3B-related syndrome?

As of 2019, about 17 people in the world with changes in the KDM3B gene had been described in the medical literature. The first case of KDM3B– related syndrome was described in 2019. Scientists expect to find more people who have the syndrome as access to genetic testing improves.


Almost everyone (16 out of 17) in the study had a developmental delay or intellectual disability.


About half had behavioral concerns.

25 percent had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

20 percent had autism.


Feeding and Digestion

More than half of those in the study had feeding difficulties as infants.


Support Resources



GeneReviews are a great resource to bring to your child’s clinicians. These publications provide a summary of current research on genetic conditions and information on ongoing care.

There is currently no GeneReviews for KDM3B.


Research Article Summaries

We currently do not have any article summaries for KDM3B, but we add resources to our website as they become available.

The information available about KDM3B is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. As we learn more from children who have this gene change, we expect our list of resources and information to grow.

Full versions of published research articles can be found on PubMed. PubMed is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) online database that is free. It has a collection of both medical and scientific research articles. A PubMed search for KDM3B articles can be found here.


Research Opportunities

Simons Searchlight

Help the Simons Searchlight team learn more about KDM3B genetic changes by taking part in our research. You can learn more about the project and sign up here.


Family Stories

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