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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P69905: Variant p.Asn79Lys

Hemoglobin subunit alpha
Gene: HBA2
Variant information

Variant position:  79
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 implicated in disease according to literature reports.
  • Polymorphism: Variants not reported to be implicated in disease.
  • Unclassified: Variants with uncertain implication in disease according to literature reports. Evidence against or in favor of a pathogenic role is limited and/or conflicting.

Residue change:  From Asparagine (N) to Lysine (K) at position 79 (N79K, p.Asn79Lys).
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 polar (N) to large size and basic (K)
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:  In Stanleyville-2.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  79
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  142
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   HGKKVADALTNAVAHVDDMP  N ALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF
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                         HGKKVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Gorilla                       HGKKVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

                              HGKKVADALTTAVAHLDDLPGALSALSDLHAYKLRVDPVNF

Rhesus macaque                HGKKVADALTLAVGHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Chimpanzee                    HGKKVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Mouse                         HGKKVADALASAAGHLDDLPGALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Rat                           HGKKVADALAKAADHVEDLPGALSTLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Pig                           HGQKVADALTKAVGHLDDLPGALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Bovine                        HGAKVAAALTKAVEHLDDLPGALSELSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Rabbit                        HGKKVSEALTKAVGHLDDLPGALSTLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Sheep                         HGEKVAAALTKAVGHLDDLPGTLSDLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Cat                           HGQKVADALTQAVAHMDDLPTAMSALSDLHAYKLRVDPVNF

Horse                         HGKKVGDALTLAVGHLDDLPGALSNLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Chicken                       HGKKVVAALIEAANHIDDIAGTLSKLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNF

Xenopus tropicalis            HGKKVSDALNEACNHLDNIAGCLSKLSDLHAYDLRVDPGNF

Zebrafish                     HGKTIMGAVGEAISKIDDLVGGLAALSELHAFKLRVDPANF

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 – 142 Hemoglobin subunit alpha
Metal binding 59 – 59 Iron (heme distal ligand)
Metal binding 88 – 88 Iron (heme proximal ligand)
Site 61 – 61 Not glycated
Site 91 – 91 Not glycated
Glycosylation 62 – 62 N-linked (Glc) (glycation) lysine
Helix 77 – 80


Literature citations

No reference for the current variant in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.

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