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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P06132: Variant p.Glu218Lys

Uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase
Gene: UROD
Variant information

Variant position:  218
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 Glutamate (E) to Lysine (K) at position 218 (E218K, p.Glu218Lys).
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 acidic (E) to large size and basic (K)
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

Variant description:  In FPCT; significant decrease of activity.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  218
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  367
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   ALVPYLVGQVVAGAQALQLF  E SHAGHLGPQLFNKFALPYIR
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                         ALVPYLVGQVVAGAQALQLFESHAGHLGPQLFNKFALPYIR

Mouse                         VLVPYLIGQVAAGAQALQLFESHAGHLGTELFSKFALPYIR

Sheep                         ALVPYLVGQVAAGAQALQLFESHAGHLGPQLFSKFALPYIR

Zebrafish                     VIVEYLLGQVKAGAQALQVFESHTGCLGPVEFKEFSLPYLR

Drosophila                    AIVDYLEMQVKAGAQMLQVFESSAEHLSKEQFLQWCVPYLK

Slime mold                    VCIDYLLGQIKAGAQALQIFDSWSNELSPAMFKEYCLPYLV

Baker's yeast                 VAVEFLSQQVVAGAQILQVFESWGGELSSVDFDEFSLPYLR

Fission yeast                 ATVSYLIQQVYAGAQLLQIFDSWAGELSPEDFTEYAYPYLV

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 – 367 Uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase
Binding site 219 – 219 Substrate
Beta strand 212 – 218


Literature citations

Co-inheritance of mutations in the uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase and hemochromatosis genes accelerates the onset of porphyria cutanea tarda.
Brady J.J.; Jackson H.A.; Roberts A.G.; Morgan R.R.; Whatley S.D.; Rowlands G.L.; Darby C.; Shudell E.; Watson R.; Paiker J.; Worwood M.W.; Elder G.H.;
J. Invest. Dermatol. 115:868-874(2000)
Cited for: VARIANTS FPCT SER-80; GLN-134; PRO-144; GLN-216; LYS-218; VAL-281; ARG-282; SER-303 AND ARG-318; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS FPCT PRO-144 AND LYS-218;

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