UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P17661: Variant p.Lys449Thr

Desmin
Gene: DES
Chromosomal location: 2q35
Variant information

Variant position:  449
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 Lysine (K) to Threonine (T) at position 449 (K449T, p.Lys449Thr).
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 (K) to medium size and polar (T)
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:  Myopathy, myofibrillar, 1 (MFM1) [MIM:601419]: A neuromuscular disorder characterized by skeletal muscle weakness associated with cardiac conduction blocks, arrhythmias, restrictive heart failure, and by myofibrillar destruction with intracytoplasmic accumulation of desmin-reactive deposits in cardiac and skeletal muscle cells. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. Mutations in the DES gene are associated with a variable clinical phenotype which encompasses isolated myopathies, pure cardiac phenotypes (including dilated cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy), cardiac conduction disease, and combinations of these disorders. If both cardiologic and neurologic features occur, they can manifest in any order, as cardiologic features can precede, occur simultaneously with, or follow manifestation of generalized neuromuscular disease (PubMed:19879535).
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 MFM1; entirely similar expression patterns as the wild-type.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  449
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  470
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMI  K TIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV
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                         RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Mouse                         RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Rat                           RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Pig                           RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Bovine                        RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Dog                           RETSPEQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Chicken                       RETSPDQRGSEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVVSEATQQQHEV

Xenopus laevis                RETSPEQRASEVHTKKTVMIKTIETRDGEVLSEASQQHQEI

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 1 – 470 Desmin
Region 413 – 470 Tail


Literature citations

Myofibrillar myopathy: clinical, morphological and genetic studies in 63 patients.
Selcen D.; Ohno K.; Engel A.G.;
Brain 127:439-451(2004)
Cited for: VARIANTS MFM1 ILE-2; TYR-46; PHE-46 AND THR-449; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS MFM1 ILE-2; TYR-46; PHE-46 AND THR-449;

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