UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P07320: Variant p.Trp43Arg

Gamma-crystallin D
Gene: CRYGD
Chromosomal location: 2q33-q35
Variant information

Variant position:  43
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 Tryptophan (W) to Arginine (R) at position 43 (W43R, p.Trp43Arg).
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 aromatic (W) to large size and basic (R)
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 CTRCT4; much less stable than the wild-type protein; more prone to aggregate when subjected to environmental stresses such as heat and UV irradiation.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  43
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  174
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   HPNLQPYLSRCNSARVDSGC  W MLYEQPNYSGLQYFLRRGDY
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                         HPNLQPYLSRCNSARVDSGCWMLYEQPNYSGLQYFLRRGDY

Mouse                         HSNLQPYFSRCNSVRVDSGCWMLYEQPNFTGCQYFLRRGDY

Rat                           HSNLQPYFSRCNSVRVDSGCWMLYEQPNFTGCQYFLRRGDY

Bovine                        HSNLQPYLGRCNSVRVDSGCWMIYEQPNYLGPQYFLRRGDY

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 2 – 174 Gamma-crystallin D
Domain 41 – 83 Beta/gamma crystallin 'Greek key' 2
Mutagenesis 24 – 24 P -> TP. Wild-type solubility.
Mutagenesis 24 – 24 P -> V. Slightly lowered solubility.
Beta strand 34 – 48


Literature citations

A novel CRYGD mutation (p.Trp43Arg) causing autosomal dominant congenital cataract in a Chinese family.
Wang B.; Yu C.; Xi Y.B.; Cai H.C.; Wang J.; Zhou S.; Zhou S.; Wu Y.; Yan Y.B.; Ma X.; Xie L.;
Hum. Mutat. 32:E1939-E1947(2011)
Cited for: VARIANT CTRCT4 ARG-43; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT CTRCT4 ARG-43;

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