UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P15289: Variant p.Arg390Trp

Arylsulfatase A
Gene: ARSA
Chromosomal location: 22q13.31-qter
Variant information

Variant position:  390
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 Tryptophan (W) at position 390 (R390W, p.Arg390Trp).
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 large size and aromatic (W)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  -3
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

Variant description:  In MLD; late-infantile and juvenile-onset.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  390
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  507
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   RQSLFFYPSYPDEVRGVFAV  R TGKYKAHFFTQGSAHSDTTA
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.

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 19 – 507 Arylsulfatase A
Chain 19 – 444 Arylsulfatase A component B
Disulfide bond 300 – 414
Beta strand 387 – 391


Literature citations

Identification of seven novel mutations associated with metachromatic leukodystrophy.
Barth M.L.; Fensom A.; Harris A.;
Hum. Mutat. 6:170-176(1995)
Cited for: VARIANTS MLD LEU-82; TYR-172; CYS-201; GLN-311; VAL-335 AND TRP-390;

Molecular analysis of ARSA and PSAP genes in twenty-one Italian patients with metachromatic leukodystrophy: identification and functional characterization of 11 novel ARSA alleles.
Grossi S.; Regis S.; Rosano C.; Corsolini F.; Uziel G.; Sessa M.; Di Rocco M.; Parenti G.; Deodato F.; Leuzzi V.; Biancheri R.; Filocamo M.;
Hum. Mutat. 29:E220-E230(2008)
Cited for: VARIANTS MLD ASP-18; HIS-30; GLN-84; PRO-137 DEL; ASP-154; SER-179; CYS-201; PRO-212; HIS-217; LYS-253; SER-282; ASN-302; TRP-370; ASN-376; TRP-390 AND PRO-428; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS MLD ASP-18; HIS-30; PRO-212; HIS-217; SER-282; ASN-302; TRP-370 AND ASN-376;

Molecular bases of metachromatic leukodystrophy in Polish patients.
Lugowska A.; Ploski R.; Wlodarski P.; Tylki-Szymanska A.;
J. Hum. Genet. 55:394-396(2010)
Cited for: VARIANTS MLD SER-179; SER-247; CYS-288; VAL-335; LYS-382; GLN-390; TRP-390; TYR-397 AND LEU-426;

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