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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P38398: Variant p.Arg841Trp

Breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein
Gene: BRCA1
Variant information

Variant position:  841
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  US
The variants are classified into three categories: LP/P, LB/B and US.
  • LP/P: likely pathogenic or pathogenic.
  • LB/B: likely benign or benign.
  • US: uncertain significance

Residue change:  From Arginine (R) to Tryptophan (W) at position 841 (R841W, p.Arg841Trp).
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 basic (R) to large size and aromatic (W)
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 BROVCA1; unknown pathological significance.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  841
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  1863
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   DNRNDTEGFKYPLGHEVNHS  R ETSIEMEESELDAQYLQNTF
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                         DNRNDTEGFKYPLGHEVNHS-RETSIEMEESELDAQYLQNTF

Gorilla                       DTRNDTEGFKYPLGHEVNHS-RETSIEMEESELDAQYLQNT

                              DTRNDTEGFVVPLTCKDNHT-QETSIEMEESELDTQCLRNM

Rhesus macaque                DTRNDTEGFKYPLGSEVNHS-QETSIEIEESELDTQYLQNT

Chimpanzee                    DTRNDTEGFKYPLGHEVNHS-RETSIEMEESELDAQYLQNT

Mouse                         NAGSGTEGLKPPLRHALNLS-QEK-VEMEDSELDTQYLQNT

Rat                           NAGSGSECFKHPLRHELNHN-QET-IEMEDSELDTQYLQNT

Bovine                        DTKNNTEGFQDLLGHDINYVIQETSREMEDSELDTQYLQNT

Caenorhabditis elegans        ---------------------RENSTEIDEID---------

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 – 1863 Breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein
Modified residue 840 – 840 Phosphoserine
Alternative sequence 64 – 1863 Missing. In isoform 2.
Alternative sequence 224 – 1365 Missing. In isoform 5.
Alternative sequence 264 – 1366 Missing. In isoform 3 and isoform 6.


Literature citations

BRCA1 R841W: a strong candidate for a common mutation with moderate phenotype.
Barker D.F.; Almeida E.F.A.; Casey G.; Fain P.R.; Liao S.-Y.; Masunaka I.; Noble B.; Kurosaki T.; Anton-Culver H.;
Genet. Epidemiol. 13:595-604(1996)
Cited for: VARIANT BROVCA1 TRP-841;

A high proportion of mutations in the BRCA1 gene in German breast/ovarian cancer families with clustering of mutations in the 3' third of the gene.
Dong J.; Chang-Claude J.; Wu Y.; Schumacher V.; Debatin I.; Tonin P.; Royer-Pokora B.;
Hum. Genet. 103:154-161(1998)
Cited for: VARIANT BC GLY-61; VARIANTS ARG-239; TRP-841 AND ILE-1512;

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