UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P04275: Variant p.Arg854Gln

von Willebrand factor
Gene: VWF
Chromosomal location: 12p13.2-p13.3
Variant information

Variant position:  854
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Disease [Disclaimer]
The variants are classified into three categories: Disease, Polymorphism and Unclassified.
  • Disease: Variants have been found in patients and disease-association is reported in literature. However, this classification is not a definitive assessment of variant pathogenicity.
  • Polymorphism: No disease-association has been reported.
  • Unclassified: Variants have been found in patients but disease-association remains unclear.

Residue change:  From Arginine (R) to Glutamine (Q) at position 854 (R854Q, p.Arg854Gln).
Indicates the amino acid change of the variant. The one-letter and three-letter codes for amino acids used in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot are those adopted by the commission on Biochemical Nomenclature of the IUPAC-IUB.

Physico-chemical properties:  Change from large size and basic (R) to medium size and polar (Q)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  1
The score within a Blosum matrix for the corresponding wild-type to variant amino acid change. The log-odds score measures the logarithm for the ratio of the likelihood of two amino acids appearing by chance. The Blosum62 substitution matrix is used. This substitution matrix contains scores for all possible exchanges of one amino acid with another:
  • Lowest score: -4 (low probability of substitution).
  • Highest score: 11 (high probability of substitution).
More information can be found on the following page

Involvement in disease:  Von Willebrand disease 2 (VWD2) [MIM:613554]: A hemorrhagic disorder due to defects in von Willebrand factor protein and resulting in altered platelet aggregation. Von Willebrand disease type 2 is characterized by qualitative deficiency and functional anomalies of von Willebrand factor. It is divided in different subtypes including 2A, 2B, 2M and 2N (Normandy variant). The mutant VWF protein in types 2A, 2B and 2M are defective in their platelet-dependent function, whereas the mutant protein in type 2N is defective in its ability to bind factor VIII. Clinical manifestations are mucocutaneous bleeding, such as epistaxis and menorrhagia, and prolonged bleeding after surgery or trauma. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
The name and a short description of the disease associated with the variant. For more information about the disease, the user can refer to OMIM, following the link provided after the disease acronym.

Variant description:  In VWD2; Normandy type.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

Other resources:  
Links to websites of interest for the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  854
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  2813
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   KEYAPGETVKIGCNTCVCQD  R KWNCTDHVCDATCSTIGMAH
The residue change on the sequence. Unless the variant is located at the beginning or at the end of the protein sequence, both residues upstream (20) and downstream (20) of the variant will be shown.

Residue conservation: 
The multiple alignment of the region surrounding the variant against various orthologous sequences.

Human                         KEYAPGETVKIGCNTCVCQDRKWNCTDHVCDATCSTIGMAH

Mouse                         AEYAPGDTVKIGCNTCVCRERKWNCTNHVCDATRSAIGMAH

Dog                           QEYAPGETVKIDCNTCVCRDRKWNCTDHVCDATCSAIGMAH

Sequence annotation in neighborhood:  
The regions or sites of interest surrounding the variant. In general the features listed are posttranslational modifications, binding sites, enzyme active sites, local secondary structure or other characteristics reported in the cited references. The "Sequence annotation in neighborhood" lines have a fixed format:
  • Type: the type of sequence feature.
  • Positions: endpoints of the sequence feature.
  • Description: contains additional information about the feature.

TypePositionsDescription
Chain 764 – 2813 von Willebrand factor
Glycosylation 857 – 857 N-linked (GlcNAc...)


Literature citations

Identification of two point mutations in the von Willebrand factor gene of three families with the 'Normandy' variant of von Willebrand disease.
Gaucher C.; Mercier B.; Jorieux S.; Oufkir D.; Mazurier C.;
Br. J. Haematol. 78:506-514(1991)
Cited for: VARIANTS VWD2 TRP-816 AND GLN-854;

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