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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q13510: Variant p.Pro362Arg

Acid ceramidase
Gene: ASAH1
Variant information

Variant position:  362
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  LP/P [Disclaimer]
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 Proline (P) to Arginine (R) at position 362 (P362R, p.Pro362Arg).
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 medium size and hydrophobic (P) to large size and basic (R)
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

Variant description:  In FRBRL; loss of ceramidase activity.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  362
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  395
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   NRTSQENISFETMYDVLSTK  P VLNKLTVYTTLIDVTKGQFE
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                         NRTSQENISFETMYDVLSTKPVLNKLTVYTTLIDVTKGQFE

Chimpanzee                    NRTSQENISFETMYDVLSTKPVLNKLTVYTTLIDVTKGQFE

Mouse                         NHTTQKNLSFATIYDVLSTKPVLNKLTVFTTLMDVTKGQFE

Rat                           NHTTQKNLSFATIYDVLSTKPVLNKLTVFTTLIDVTKDQFE

Bovine                        NQTTQENISFATIYDVLSTKPILNKLTVYTVLIDVTKGQFE

Caenorhabditis elegans        DKLTQKNVGFEGIFNVLSSRTNLNKLTTYTVLMSVETSRFE

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 143 – 395 Acid ceramidase subunit beta
Glycosylation 342 – 342 N-linked (GlcNAc...) asparagine
Glycosylation 348 – 348 N-linked (GlcNAc...) asparagine
Mutagenesis 342 – 342 N -> Q. Loss of ceramide catabolic process.
Mutagenesis 348 – 348 N -> Q. No effect on ceramide catabolic process.
Turn 361 – 363


Literature citations

The human acid ceramidase gene (ASAH): structure, chromosomal location, mutation analysis, and expression.
Li C.M.; Park J.H.; He X.; Levy B.; Chen F.; Arai K.; Adler D.A.; Disteche C.M.; Koch J.; Sandhoff K.; Schuchman E.H.;
Genomics 62:223-231(1999)
Cited for: NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE [GENOMIC DNA]; FUNCTION; CATALYTIC ACTIVITY; PATHWAY; VARIANTS FRBRL VAL-138; GLY-254 AND ARG-362; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS FRBRL VAL-138; GLY-254 AND ARG-362; TISSUE SPECIFICITY;

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