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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q9BX63: Variant p.Ala349Pro

Fanconi anemia group J protein
Gene: BRIP1
Variant information

Variant position:  349
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 Alanine (A) to Proline (P) at position 349 (A349P, p.Ala349Pro).
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 small size and hydrophobic (A) to medium size and hydrophobic (P)
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:  Fanconi anemia complementation group J (FANCJ) [MIM:609054]: A disorder affecting all bone marrow elements and resulting in anemia, leukopenia and thrombopenia. It is associated with cardiac, renal and limb malformations, dermal pigmentary changes, and a predisposition to the development of malignancies. At the cellular level it is associated with hypersensitivity to DNA-damaging agents, chromosomal instability (increased chromosome breakage) and defective DNA repair. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:16116423, ECO:0000269|PubMed:16116424, ECO:0000269|PubMed:20639400}. 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 FANCJ; destabilizes iron-sulfur-binding and abolishes helicase activity.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  349
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  1249
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   QGMCKAWDIEELVSLGKKLK  A CPYYTARELIQDADIIFCPY
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                         QGMCKAWDIEELVSLGKKLKACPYYTARELIQDADIIFCPY

Mouse                         QGMSRAWDIEELVSLGRKLKACPYYTARELIEDADIVFCPY

Chicken                       HNTYQAWDIEDLVSLGKKLRACPYFAARELMVGADIVFCPY

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 – 1249 Fanconi anemia group J protein
Domain 11 – 442 Helicase ATP-binding
Metal binding 350 – 350 Iron-sulfur (4Fe-4S)


Literature citations

The BRCA1-interacting helicase BRIP1 is deficient in Fanconi anemia.
Levran O.; Attwooll C.; Henry R.T.; Milton K.L.; Neveling K.; Rio P.; Batish S.D.; Kalb R.; Velleuer E.; Barral S.; Ott J.; Petrini J.; Schindler D.; Hanenberg H.; Auerbach A.D.;
Nat. Genet. 37:931-933(2005)
Cited for: VARIANT FANCJ PRO-349;

Fanconi anemia group J mutation abolishes its DNA repair function by uncoupling DNA translocation from helicase activity or disruption of protein-DNA complexes.
Wu Y.; Sommers J.A.; Suhasini A.N.; Leonard T.; Deakyne J.S.; Mazin A.V.; Shin-Ya K.; Kitao H.; Brosh R.M. Jr.;
Blood 116:3780-3791(2010)
Cited for: VARIANT FANCJ PRO-349; COFACTOR; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT FANCJ PRO-349;

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