UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P09936: Variant p.Glu7Ala

Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase isozyme L1
Gene: UCHL1
Chromosomal location: 4p14
Variant information

Variant position:  7
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 Glutamate (E) to Alanine (A) at position 7 (E7A, p.Glu7Ala).
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 (E) to small size and hydrophobic (A)
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).
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Involvement in disease:  Neurodegeneration with optic atrophy, childhood-onset (NDGOA) [MIM:615491]: A progressive neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by childhood onset blindness, cerebellar ataxia, nystagmus, dorsal column dysfuction, and spasticity with upper motor neuron dysfunction. 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 NDGOA; has decreased binding to ubiquitin and significantly decreased hydrolase activity compared to wild-type.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  7
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  223
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   MQLKPM  E INPEMLNKVLSRLGVAGQWR
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                         MQLKPMEINPEMLNKVLSRLGVAGQWR

Mouse                         MQLKPMEINPEMLNKVLAKLGVAGQWR

Rat                           MQLKPMEINPEMLNKVLAKLGVAGQWR

Pig                           MQLKPMEINPEMLNKVLTRLGVAGHWR

Bovine                        MQLKPMEINPEMLNKVLTRLGVAGQWR

Horse                         MQLKPMEINPEMLNKVLARLGVAGQWR

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 – 220 Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase isozyme L1
Region 5 – 10 Interaction with ubiquitin
Site 1 – 1 Susceptible to oxidation
Site 6 – 6 Susceptible to oxidation
Site 12 – 12 Susceptible to oxidation


Literature citations

Recessive loss of function of the neuronal ubiquitin hydrolase UCHL1 leads to early-onset progressive neurodegeneration.
Bilguvar K.; Tyagi N.K.; Ozkara C.; Tuysuz B.; Bakircioglu M.; Choi M.; Delil S.; Caglayan A.O.; Baranoski J.F.; Erturk O.; Yalcinkaya C.; Karacorlu M.; Dincer A.; Johnson M.H.; Mane S.; Chandra S.S.; Louvi A.; Boggon T.J.; Lifton R.P.; Horwich A.L.; Gunel M.;
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110:3489-3494(2013)
Cited for: VARIANT NDGOA ALA-7; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT NDGOA ALA-7;

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