UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P40238: Variant p.Lys39Asn

Thrombopoietin receptor
Gene: MPL
Chromosomal location: 1p34
Variant information

Variant position:  39
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Polymorphism
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 Asparagine (N) at position 39 (K39N, p.Lys39Asn).
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 (N)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  0
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:  Functional polymorphism associated with thrombocytosis; results in altered MPL expression.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  39
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  635
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   NLAQVSSQDVSLLASDSEPL  K CFSRTFEDLTCFWDEEEAAP
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                         NLAQVSSQDVSLLASDSEPLKCFSRTFEDLTCFWDEEEAAP

Mouse                         NQAQVTSQDVFLLALGTEPLNCFSQTFEDLTCFWDEEEAAP

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 26 – 635 Thrombopoietin receptor
Topological domain 26 – 491 Extracellular


Literature citations

Mpl Baltimore: a thrombopoietin receptor polymorphism associated with thrombocytosis.
Moliterno A.R.; Williams D.M.; Gutierrez-Alamillo L.I.; Salvatori R.; Ingersoll R.G.; Spivak J.L.;
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 101:11444-11447(2004)
Cited for: VARIANT ASN-39; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT ASN-39;

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