UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q99497: Variant p.Asp149Ala

Protein DJ-1
Gene: PARK7
Chromosomal location: 1p36.23
Variant information

Variant position:  149
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 Aspartate (D) to Alanine (A) at position 149 (D149A, p.Asp149Ala).
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 medium size and acidic (D) to small size and hydrophobic (A)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  -2
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:  Parkinson disease 7 (PARK7) [MIM:606324]: A neurodegenerative disorder characterized by resting tremor, postural tremor, bradykinesia, muscular rigidity, anxiety and psychotic episodes. PARK7 has onset before 40 years, slow progression and initial good response to levodopa. Some patients may show traits reminiscent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism/dementia complex (Guam disease). 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 PARK7.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  149
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  189
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   AKDKMMNGGHYTYSENRVEK  D GLILTSRGPGTSFEFALAIV
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                         AKDKMMNGGHYTYSENRVEKDGLILTSRGPGTSFEFALAIV

Mouse                         AKDKMMNGSHYSYSESRVEKDGLILTSRGPGTSFEFALAIV

Rat                           AKDKMMNGSHYSYSESRVEKDGLILTSRGPGTSFEFALAIV

Bovine                        AKDKMMNGSHYSYSENRVEKDGLILTSRGPGTSFEFALKIV

Chicken                       AKDKMMNGAHYCYSESRVEKDGNILTSRGPGTSFEFGLAIV

Zebrafish                     AKDKMMAGDHYKYSEARVQKDGNVITSRGPGTSFEFALTIV

Slime mold                    RQQQLRDFGANVIADQSIVIDKNVITSYNPQTAPYVAFELL

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
Modified residue 148 – 148 N6-acetyllysine
Cross 130 – 130 Glycyl lysine isopeptide (Lys-Gly) (interchain with G-Cter in SUMO)
Mutagenesis 130 – 130 K -> R. Partially compensates for loss of stability; when associated with P-166.
Mutagenesis 166 – 166 L -> P. Reduced localization in lipid rafts.
Beta strand 145 – 149


Literature citations

The role of pathogenic DJ-1 mutations in Parkinson's disease.
Abou-Sleiman P.M.; Healy D.G.; Quinn N.; Lees A.J.; Wood N.W.;
Ann. Neurol. 54:283-286(2003)
Cited for: VARIANTS PARK7 ILE-26 AND ALA-149; VARIANT GLN-98;

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