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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P13647: Variant p.Phe179Ser

Keratin, type II cytoskeletal 5
Gene: KRT5
Variant information

Variant position:  179
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 Phenylalanine (F) to Serine (S) at position 179 (F179S, p.Phe179Ser).
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 (F) to small size and polar (S)
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).
More information can be found on the following page

Involvement in disease:  Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Dowling-Meara type (DM-EBS) [MIM:131760]: A severe form of intraepidermal epidermolysis bullosa characterized by generalized herpetiform blistering, milia formation, dystrophic nails, and mucous membrane involvement. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:10730767, ECO:0000269|PubMed:12655565, ECO:0000269|PubMed:1372711, ECO:0000269|PubMed:16786515, ECO:0000269|PubMed:16882168, ECO:0000269|PubMed:21623745, ECO:0000269|PubMed:8757772, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9036937, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9406827, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9989794, ECO:0000269|Ref.18}. 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 DM-EBS.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  179
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  590
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   PSIQRVRTEEREQIKTLNNK  F ASFIDKVRFLEQQNKVLDTK
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                         PSIQRVRTEEREQIKTLNNKFASFIDKVRFLEQQNKVLDTK

Chimpanzee                    PSIQRVRTEEREQIKTLNNKFASFIDKVRFLEQQNKVLDTK

Mouse                         PTIQRVRTEEREQIKTLNNKFASFIDKVRFLEQQNKVLDTK

Rat                           PTIQRVRTEEREQIKTLNNKFASFIDKVRFLEQQNKVLDTK

Bovine                        PTIQRVRTEEREQIKTLNNKFASFIDKVRFLEQQNKVLDTK

Xenopus laevis                PTIQTVRQEEREQIKTLNNKFASFIDKVRFLEQQNRVLETK

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 – 590 Keratin, type II cytoskeletal 5
Domain 168 – 481 IF rod
Region 168 – 203 Coil 1A


Literature citations

Primers for exon-specific amplification of the KRT5 gene: identification of novel and recurrent mutations in epidermolysis bullosa simplex patients.
Stephens K.; Ehrlich P.; Weaver M.; Le R.; Spencer A.; Sybert V.P.;
J. Invest. Dermatol. 108:349-353(1997)
Cited for: VARIANTS DM-EBS SER-176; SER-179 AND LYS-477;

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