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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q15392: Variant p.Tyr471Ser

Delta(24)-sterol reductase
Gene: DHCR24
Chromosomal location: 1p31.1-p33
Variant information

Variant position:  471
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 Tyrosine (Y) to Serine (S) at position 471 (Y471S, p.Tyr471Ser).
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 (Y) 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:  Desmosterolosis (DESMOS) [MIM:602398]: Rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by multiple congenital anomalies and elevated levels of the cholesterol precursor desmosterol in plasma, tissue, and cultured cells. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:11519011}. 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 DESMOS; complete loss of ability to convert desmosterol to cholesterol.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  471
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  516
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   RSCMRQLEKFVRSVHGFQML  Y ADCYMNREEFWEMFDGSLYH
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                         RSCMRQLEKFVRSVHGFQMLYADCYMNREEFWEMFDGSLYH

Mouse                         RSCMRQLEKFVRSVHGFQMLYADCYMNREEFWEMFDGSLYH

Rat                           RSCMRQLEKFVRSVHGFQMLYADCYMNREEFWEMFDGSLYH

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 23 – 516 Delta(24)-sterol reductase
Topological domain 53 – 516 Cytoplasmic


Literature citations

Mutations in the 3beta-hydroxysterol delta24-reductase gene cause desmosterolosis, an autosomal recessive disorder of cholesterol biosynthesis.
Waterham H.R.; Koster J.; Romeijn G.J.; Hennekam R.C.M.; Vreken P.; Andersson H.C.; FitzPatrick D.R.; Kelley R.I.; Wanders R.J.A.;
Am. J. Hum. Genet. 69:685-694(2001)
Cited for: NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE [GENOMIC DNA]; FUNCTION; TISSUE SPECIFICITY; VARIANTS DESMOS LYS-191; THR-294; ASN-306 AND SER-471; CATALYTIC ACTIVITY; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS DESMOS LYS-191; THR-294; ASN-306 AND SER-471;

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