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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P54803: Variant p.Ser303Phe

Galactocerebrosidase
Gene: GALC
Variant information

Variant position:  303
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 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 Serine (S) to Phenylalanine (F) at position 303 (S303F, p.Ser303Phe).
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 small size and polar (S) to large size and aromatic (F)
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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Involvement in disease:  Leukodystrophy, globoid cell (GLD) [MIM:245200]: An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by insufficient catabolism of several galactolipids that are important for normal myelin production. Four clinical forms are recognized. The infantile form accounts for 90% of cases. It manifests before six months of age with irritability, spasticity, arrest of motor and mental development, and bouts of temperature elevation without infection. This is followed by myoclonic jerks of arms and legs, oposthotonus, hypertonic fits, and mental regression, which progresses to a severe decerebrate condition with no voluntary movements and death from respiratory infections or cerebral hyperpyrexia before 2 years of age. Cases with later onset present with unexplained blindness, weakness and sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, mental deterioration and death. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:10234611, ECO:0000269|PubMed:10477434, ECO:0000269|PubMed:17579360, ECO:0000269|PubMed:20886637, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23462331, ECO:0000269|PubMed:8595408, ECO:0000269|PubMed:8786069, ECO:0000269|PubMed:8940268, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9272171}. 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 GLD; infantile.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  303
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  685
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   MGAGCWGRILNQNYINGYMT  S TIAWNLVASYYEQLPYGRCG
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                         MGAGCWGRILNQNYINGYMTSTIAWNLVASYYEQLPYGRCG

                              VGAGCLGRILNQNYVNGYMTATIAWNLVASYYEQLPYGRCG

Rhesus macaque                TGAGCWGRILNQNYVNGYMTSTIAWNLVASYYEQLPYGRCG

Mouse                         VGAGCWSRILNQNYINGNMTSTIAWNLVASYYEELPYGRSG

Xenopus laevis                VGGGCWARILNQNYVNGNMTSTISWNMVASYYEQLPFGLEG

Xenopus tropicalis            VGGGCWARILNQNYVNGNMTSTISWNMVASYYEQLPFGLEG

Zebrafish                     IGAGCWARILNQNYVNGKMTSTISWNVIASYYENLSFGRDG

Caenorhabditis elegans        TGEGCMARTMNWNFINGNITGMISWHLMSAFYPQLPWYRCG

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 43 – 685 Galactocerebrosidase
Disulfide bond 287 – 394


Literature citations

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

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