UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q9Y5X4: Variant p.Lys324Arg

Photoreceptor-specific nuclear receptor
Gene: NR2E3
Chromosomal location: 15q23
Variant information

Variant position:  324
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Unclassified
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 Arginine (R) at position 324 (K324R, p.Lys324Arg).
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:  Similar physico-chemical property. Both residues are large size and basic.
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).
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Variant description:  Associated with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  324
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  410
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   QETISRFRALAVDPTEFACM  K ALVLFKPETRGLKDPEHVEA
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                         QETISRFRALAVDPTEFACMKALVLFKPETRGLKDPEHVEA

Mouse                         QETISRFRALAVDPTEFACLKALVLFKPETRGLKDPEHVEA

Bovine                        QETISRFRALAVDPTEFACMKALVLFKPETRGLKDPEHVEA

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 – 410 Photoreceptor-specific nuclear receptor
Modified residue 333 – 333 Phosphothreonine
Cross 330 – 330 Glycyl lysine isopeptide (Lys-Gly) (interchain with G-Cter in SUMO)
Cross 337 – 337 Glycyl lysine isopeptide (Lys-Gly) (interchain with G-Cter in SUMO)


Literature citations

Analysis of the involvement of the NR2E3 gene in autosomal recessive retinal dystrophies.
Bernal S.; Solans T.; Gamundi M.J.; Hernan I.; de Jorge L.; Carballo M.; Navarro R.; Tizzano E.; Ayuso C.; Baiget M.;
Clin. Genet. 73:360-366(2008)
Cited for: VARIANT ESCS GLN-311; VARIANTS LEU-44; GLY-140; THR-163; SER-287 AND ARG-324;

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