UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P13716: Variant p.Val153Met

Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase
Gene: ALAD
Chromosomal location: 9q33.1
Variant information

Variant position:  153
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 Valine (V) to Methionine (M) at position 153 (V153M, p.Val153Met).
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:  Similar physico-chemical property. Both residues are medium size and hydrophobic.
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  1
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:  Acute hepatic porphyria (AHEPP) [MIM:612740]: A form of porphyria. Porphyrias are inherited defects in the biosynthesis of heme, resulting in the accumulation and increased excretion of porphyrins or porphyrin precursors. They are classified as erythropoietic or hepatic, depending on whether the enzyme deficiency occurs in red blood cells or in the liver. AHP is characterized by attacks of gastrointestinal disturbances, abdominal colic, paralyses and peripheral neuropathy. Most attacks are precipitated by drugs, alcohol, caloric deprivation, infections, or endocrine factors. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:10706561, ECO:0000269|PubMed:1309003, ECO:0000269|PubMed:1569184, ECO:0000269|PubMed:17236137, ECO:0000269|PubMed:2063868}. 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 AHEPP; about 95% octamer; about 40% residual activity.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  153
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  330
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   GLLSENGAFRAEESRQRLAE  V ALAYAKAGCQVVAPSDMMDG
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.

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 – 330 Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase
Helix 141 – 160


Literature citations

Novel molecular defects of the delta-aminolevulinate dehydratase gene in a patient with inherited acute hepatic porphyria.
Akagi R.; Shimizu R.; Furuyama K.; Doss M.O.; Sassa S.;
Hepatology 31:704-708(2000)
Cited for: VARIANT AHEPP MET-153; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT AHEPP MET-153;

ALAD porphyria is a conformational disease.
Jaffe E.K.; Stith L.;
Am. J. Hum. Genet. 80:329-337(2007)
Cited for: CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS AHEPP ARG-133; MET-153; TRP-240; THR-274 AND MET-275; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS LEU-12 AND ASN-59;

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