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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P78386: Variant p.Arg78His

Keratin, type II cuticular Hb5
Gene: KRT85
Chromosomal location: 12q13
Variant information

Variant position:  78
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 Arginine (R) to Histidine (H) at position 78 (R78H, p.Arg78His).
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 basic (R) to medium size and polar (H)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  0
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:  Ectodermal dysplasia 4, hair/nail type (ECTD4) [MIM:602032]: A form of ectodermal dysplasia, a heterogeneous group of disorders due to abnormal development of two or more ectodermal structures such as hair, teeth, nails and sweat glands, with or without any additional clinical sign. Each combination of clinical features represents a different type of ectodermal dysplasia. ECTD4 is characterized by complete alopecia, hypotricosis and nail dystrophy in all digits. There is no evidence of any other abnormality. Inheritance can be autosomal dominant or recessive. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:16525032}. 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 ECTD4.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  78
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  507
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   NLGSCGPRIAVGGFRAGSCG  R SFGYRSGGVCGPSPPCITTV
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                         NLGSCGPRIAVGGFRAGSCGRSFGYRSGGVCGPSPPCITTV

Mouse                         NPSPCGPRMAVGGFRSGSCGRSFGYRSGGVCGPSPPCITTV

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 – 507 Keratin, type II cuticular Hb5
Region 1 – 123 Head


Literature citations

A mutation in the hair matrix and cuticle keratin KRTHB5 gene causes ectodermal dysplasia of hair and nail type.
Naeem M.; Wajid M.; Lee K.; Leal S.M.; Ahmad W.;
J. Med. Genet. 43:274-279(2006)
Cited for: VARIANT ECTD4 HIS-78;

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